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James "Jim" Joseph, 73, of Center Valley, PA, died Monday, September 23, 2013. He is the husband of Rita P. (McGuire) Reilly.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1939 to the late Ellen (Murray) and Charles Reilly. He was a Vice President at the New York Life Insurance Co. before transitioning, in retirement, to the U.S. Postal Service.
He is an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coopersburg, PA, and previously of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Ridgewood, NJ. Jim was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, volunteer EMT and an active volunteer in numerous sports associations. Each year, he marched proudly in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
In addition to his loving wife of 48 years; children: Charles J. (Sally) of Hawthorne, NJ, Rosemary G. Reilly (Paul-Jon McNealy) of Natick, MA, Michael J. (Neema Modi) of Haledon, NJ, James P. (Amy) of Mountain View, CA, Jeanne M. Reilly (Jason T. Stern) of Hellertown; siblings: Thomas (Bernadette) of Berkeley Heights, NJ, Charles (Barbara) of Ridgewood, NJ, Matthew of Midland Park, NJ, Agnes Anselmo (Nicholas) of Holliston, MA; twelve grandchildren: Paul, Brian, Rebecca, Adam, Jack, Emma, Andrew, Keira, Cassidy, Thomas, Ellen and Fiona; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call 2-5 PM Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street - Hellertown. The service will be at 10:15 AM Monday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Joseph Church, 5050 Saint Joseph's Rd. Coopersburg, PA 18036. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to The John P. McGuire Memorial Scholarship, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 357 Clermont Ave. NY, NY 11238.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Sept. 26, 2013