On February 2, 2015 the Heidelberg family and local craft community lost a legend. Jim Hennessey was a 12 year Associate at Ohio Valley Wine and Beer Company and a trailblazer in the world of craft beer. Over the course of his many years in the business, he touched the lives of countless individuals, both personally and professionally.

Jim passed away unexpectedly, two weeks after he received a diagnosis of advanced-staged cancer. He was 59 years old.

Jim was a big Cincinnati Reds fan, loved fishing, grilled out all year-round and was a huge fan of the Grateful Dead.

He is survived by his family; wife Maryanne and two daughters, Alyson and Kat.

Please use this page to donate generously as we work to help Jim’s family with medical bills and associated expenses. 

On April 8, 2015, a benefit concert for Jim will be held at Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. You are welcome to attend as we celebrate the life of a man who was truly “living the dream!”

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Organizer and beneficiary

Jeff Whitehouse 
Cincinnati, OH
Maryanne Hennessey 
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