James F. "Jim" McCloy (1941 - 2012)

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James F. McCloy "Jim"

James F. McCloy "Jim", age 71, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully, with his wife Ginger by his side, on Tuesday, October, 23, 2012 at his home.

Jim was born in Haddonfield, NJ and was a graduate of Haddonfield High School. He received his Masters degree in History from Glassboro State College. He began his career at Wilmington University, where he was a full-time and part-time Adjunct Professor for 42 years. Jim also worked full-time for the State of DE Dept of Labor. He was a writer, author and co-author of 3 books, including The Jersey Devil. He was an expert on folklore, giving speeches and doing interviews. He also enjoyed genealogy, boxing & football.

He is survived by; his loving wife of 47 years, Ginger, his children, Karen Karl (Chris), David McCloy (Theresa), his grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Marissa & Melanie, and by his sister, Carol Greenamoyer (Rich).

A funeral service will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 on Saturday, October 27, at 11 am, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Burial will be held privately with the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jim may be sent to, Jesus House, 2501 Old Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 or to Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street, P.O. Box 52, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

To send condolences, visit:

Funeral Home
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277
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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2012
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