November 15, 2013
James Joseph Joulwan, 74, died Friday at his home in Memphis, Tenn.
Born in Pottsville, Nov. 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Alfred and Alice Joulwan.
A 1957 graduate of Pottsville High School, Jimmy attended Bullis Preparatory School and The University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
He also served in the Navy.
A natural athlete, Jimmy had a passion for sports, excelled in basketball and baseball, and was asked to tryout as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.
To his family he will be remembered as having an abundance of energy, a sincere smile, a sense of humor, an infectious personality and that he enjoyed cooking for everyone.
He was preceded in death by a baby sister, Elmira; and a sister, Helen.
Surviving are a daughter, Allison Mironovich, Memphis; sons, Jeremy Joulwan, Memphis, and James Haberstroh, Horsehead, N.Y.; sisters, Loretta Cairo, Camp Hill, Mary Ann Joulwan, New York City, Jacqueline Dougherty, Largo, Fla.; his twin brother, General George A. Joulwan (Army, ret.), Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren; and eight nieces.
A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church, Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Pottsville, assisted the family with arrangements. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.