Obituary of Kim R. Bylsma
New Scotland – Kim R. Bylsma, 69, died Sunday, January 31, 2021. He was born February 14, 1951 in Albany, NY to John and Jean Bylsma. He is a graduate of Bethlehem Senior High. Soon after he became a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 7, where he served for almost 50 years. Kim was an avid outdoors person. You would usually find him with his camera capturing life’s moments. Kim had talent and love for skiing, whether it be on snow or water. He could slalom like the pros. Many summers were spent on Lake Onderdonk on his boat. He taught many to ski and kneeboard. He had an amazing gift for art, design, and imagination. Kim had the vision that became the beautiful family home. He was the type of person who would do anything to help others. Dedicated, hard-working, generous, devoted, and kind hearted. He gave 110% into any task at hand. He loved his grandchildren and their visits. Always asking how they were and what they were doing. His spirit lives on in all of them. He will forever be missed, but never forgotten! Kim is survived by his daughter Stacey B. Logsdon, sons Jason A. (Andrea) Bylsma and Ryan A. Bylsma. His grandchildren Alyssa, Kinley, and Sydney Logsdon, and Alexander Bylsma. By 2 brothers and 2 sisters, local Merelyn (David) Stewart and Steven (Karen) Bylsma, and countless nieces and nephews. He was the loving husband to the late Susan M. Bylsma who he is happily reunited with, and son of the late John and Jean Bylsma. A celebration of Kim’s life will be held at a later date. Those who wish to may make a contribution in Kim’s memory to St Judes.
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