James Patrick Conwell—12/21/2017

James Patrick Conwell passed on Thursday, December 21, 2017 as another Winter arrived.

Jim was born in Miners Mills, Wilkes Berre, PA on June 20, 1931.  Isabelle (O’Brien) and Patrick Conwell raised him and his sister Mary (Rovetto) until Patrick’s death when Jim was 12 years old. Jim was faithful at helping his mother support his family for the rest of his life.

James met and married Mary Carol McMenamin starting his own family. They have been married for 63 years. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry, he was most proud of the time he spent on the Honor Guard.  He worked as a Meat Cutter for the A&P.

Jim and Mary raised six children; Theresa (Ray Mizdail), Patrick (Rebeca McGrath), Kevin (Carol Sutherland), James (Cindy Stover) Mary Ann (Dennis Burns, deceased) and Paula. There were few things that Jim enjoyed more than gathering with his family to celebrate the holidays, to fire up the grill, celebrate birthdays, view sporting events, hang out and of course St. Patrick’s Day!

A longtime resident of Lansdale, and faithful, dedicated member of Saint Stanislaus parish, Jim made many friends and acquaintances that he cherished deeply. Jim celebrated life and the people he met every day of his life.

Pop Jim was blessed with grandchildren; Erin, James, Caitlin, Dan, Renee (deceased), Connor, Shane, Ian, Megan, Devin, and Aiden; great-grandchildren; Caddie, Bryson, Ethan, Jocelyn, and Cambria. Pop Jim had a compassionate wisdom that he shared with all he met to bring joy and happiness wherever he found himself! He will always remain in our hearts helping us bring about a better world.

Please do not send flowers, donate to help others. Jim’s choice would be the Assumption Sisters, 506 Crestview Rd, Lansdale, PA. 19446 or online at www.assumptionsisters.org or Children’s Hospital, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or online at www.chop.edu his family Crossroads Hospice, 523 Plymouth Rd, Suite 225, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 or online at www.crossroadshospice.com  or Alzheimer’s research, Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St, #102, Philadelphia, PA.19106 or online at www.alz.org.

Mass of Celebration will be at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave, Lansdale, PA on Thursday, December 28 at 11AM. The family will receive guest beginning at 9:30 AM  in Church.  Interment St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont.

10 thoughts on “James Patrick Conwell—12/21/2017

  1. My Uncle Jimmy was my father, Frank Kelley’s best friend. When we reconnected in 2012, the stories he shared of him and my late father, who I knew so little of, filled a void in my soul.

    Uncle Jimmy was a gracious man. With a full house and six children he and my Aunt Mary took my sister and I under their busy roof for a couple Summers when we desperately needed a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.

    Not too long ago, my Uncle Jimmy connected with me with my godmother, who I never met, and didn’t know existed.

    In our late phone conversations, as a fellow veteran, I thoroughly enjoyed the stories he shared with me of his time in the army, and his chance at pro baseball.

    My Uncle Jimmy lived during – and enjoyed life in – a time when a man with a high school education could enjoy a rewarding and long career as an A&P meat specialist, buy his own home and raise six great kids – my cousins. We could only hope to be so fortunate.

    Cheers to you Uncle Jimmy!

  2. I lived in the house across the street from Jim on East Main St in Miners-Mills.Although he was 13 years older,I remember Jim, and his sister Mary being friends with my older brother Ted, and my sister Wanda.Jim always had a smile for everyone.As life turned out, I am married to Jim’s cousin Leo (Ben) Schumacher. When Jim, and his wife Mary would winter in Anna Marie Island Fl.,we reconnected with them, and always had a lot of fun.I know Jim is looking down with love and smiles to his family and friends!
    .Leo, and I feel Blessed to have had him for a friend, and cousin!

  3. I am thankful that I got to know Jim, he was a soft,kind and caring man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    Marie and John

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