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James J. Shannon 77, of Devon, died at home on Saturday, January 19, 2013, following a valiant two year battle with cancer. Born in Somers Point, NJ, he spent a happy childhood and youth in Philadelphia with summers at the shore. He graduated from St. Joseph's Prep and the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Master's degree from Villanova University. Following a two year enlistment as a 1st Lt. in the Army, he joined the Sun Oil Company in 1963. He then served in various managerial, executive and consulting capacities for the next 38 years. A long-time member of Glen Hardie Country Club, Mr. Shannon loved his family, his church, golf, bridge, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He is survived by Jane, (nee Donovan) his wife of almost 49 years and three sons: David (Anne), Kevin and Brendan. He was also the proud grandfather of Caroline, Lucy and William. He was predeceased by his brothers, Col. Charles Shannon, DDS, ret. and Francis. A Funeral Mass will held on Friday, January 25, 10:30 AM at St. Monica Church, 635 First Ave., Berwyn. Relatives and friends may visit from 9:30 until 10:20. Interment is in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cardinal John P. Foley Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph's Prep, 1733 Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130 Arrangements by The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA (610) 989-9600. Online condolences www.donohuefuneralhome.com

Published in Main Line Media News on Jan. 23, 2013
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