James J. Driscoll, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on September 27, 2013 following an extended period of declining health from prostate cancer. He was the husband of Blanche (Serbin) Driscoll. B orn in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John J. and Edith M. (Ryan) Driscoll. Jim graduated from Girard College in January 1947. He became an accomplished violinist with Honors for Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster and a member of the Glee Club. He also played the accordion and was an electrical repairman. He will be missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his beloved wife, he leaves his daughter Gloria Worthington and her husband Richard of Philadelphia, PA, his step-daughter Sandra Colonna and her husband Michael of Northbridge, MA, his step-sons Anthony Sobotka, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA and Christopher Sobotka and his wife Joanne of Philadelphia, PA, and his sisters Edith Stauffer and Susan Meyers of Philadelphia, PA. He also leaves his grandchildren, Al, Matt, Joe, Kevin, Alisha, James, John and his beloved Madison who gave her pop-pop so much unconditional love. In addition, he leaves his great grandchildren Alexa and Ethan and his nephew, Charles Meyers II. Jim was predeceased by his first wife Ann (Vance) and his daughter Pamela Driscoll. Jim was a township supervisor in Warwick, PA (1970-1976), a volunteer communication firefighter (1963-1978), civil defense director (1965-1972) and a PTA committee chairman president (1964-1968). He was Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Securicor Wireless/Midland LMR. With over 30 years of experience in both the LMR and cellular industries, he also held management positions with Intelecom Corp., RCA and Tactec Sytems. He joined Vertex Standard as Government Sales Manager and also handled the Bids and Quotes management function for the LMR Division. He was promoted to Senior Director in 2003. His family would like to extend a personal and warm thank you to the VNA staff -- Dr. Sherman, Dr. Ernst, Dr. Donovan and their staffs who gave him loving care . A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 1 at 1:30 p.m. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton, MA. Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St. (www.callanancronin.com) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Sept. 29, 2013