James "Jimmy" Keresztury

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James "Jimmy" Keresztury of New Braunfels passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, July 18, 2022, at the age of 44. Born on March 13, 1978 in San Antonio to James and Angela Keresztury, he was a 10 lb 12 oz bouncing baby boy! Instantly a bright light in the world, so full of life and fun, Jimmy was always the kind of guy people wanted to be around. He could make a room roar with laughter, and to see him cut up with his brothers was an unmatched experience. Jimmy was born to coach, and it came so naturally to him. He played and excelled in all sports throughout his youth, and he went on to play basketball at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. A lifelong Cougar, Jimmy loved the 19 years he spent guiding kids at Canyon High School. In 2020, he moved to New Braunfels High School and became a Unicorn, where he proudly coached the girls' basketball team. He loved teaching and guiding kids, and he made a lasting impression on countless lives. The impact he made on the community will be cherished for years to come as well. While Jimmy had an ardent passion for basketball and the comedy series Seinfeld, it paled in comparison to the love he had for his family. He and his wife Jill were best friends who adored their two children. Watching James and Jaye play sports, compete in Robotics Club, and entertain everyone who would watch them, filled their lives with abundant fun, laughter, and love. Together with family and friends, Jimmy made so many positive, happy memories that will never fade from the hearts and minds of those who helped create them. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jill Keresztury; their children, James Brian Keresztury, Jr. and Jaye Olivia Keresztury; his mother, Angela Keresztury; his father, James Keresztury and his wife Rachel; twin brothers, Thomas Edward Keresztury and wife, Kelly and Steven Bradley Keresztury and wife, Chrissy; his uncle, Bill Keresztury and wife, Jamie; his uncle, Joe Keresztury; his father-in-law, James Evans, and mother-in-law, Peggy Doyle; and sister-in-law, Amanda Perez and husband, Mario. Additionally, Jimmy is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Sam, Pearl, Gus, Elliott, Kolbee, Kinbe, and Marco, and 6 cousins, Joseph, Matthew, Michael, Justin, Brian, and Jordan, and multitude of friends and former students. A Celebration of Jimmy’s Life is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels. After the service, the celebration will continue at Freiheit Country Store at 6:00 PM in New Braunfels. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account established for the benefit of James and Jaye's college education. Contact the New Braunfels Branch of Jefferson Bank for deposit instructions.

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services

  2. In loving memory of Jimmy Kerezstury. I have so many fond memories of our childhood. Rest in peace. Mark Lozano

  3. Godspeed, Bernalillo County lost 4 Responders same week they now have a Coach to continue fitness training. Our hearts go out to the family.

  4. Jill, we are so sorry and praying for you and your children! May God wrap His arms around you!

  5. Jill, I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you, James and Jaye and the extended family!! Love ❤️ to all of you!!

  6. My condolences and prayers to Jimmy’s family. I only got a chance to work with Jimmy at NBHS for a couple of years, but he always had a smile on his face, and was just the sweetest man. May God bless you all during this difficult time. Teresa Schriewer

  7. one year Aunt Angela gave me a tape recorder for Christmas, or my birthday and Jimmy and I made a tape of us acting childish. I’m sorry. I wish I had spent more time with he. Brandon K.

  8. I’m only now learning about your passing from a customer that told me today at my work, I was the only freshman in your class back in 2014-2015. You always knew how to cheer me up, always gave me a high five and called me to “ stop causing trouble” every time I saw you. You always made me laugh. Thank you for being the best history teacher that I had in high school. I’ll never forget you Coach K. My condolences to your family. Much love.

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