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84, of Ocean City, NJ and Blue Bell, PA, passed away suddenly in his home in Ocean City, NJ on June 20, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Carrolton, PA; Oakridge, TN; and Philadelphia, PA. Jim resided in Wyndmoor, PA while raising his family. He was a graduate of Temple University where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering while working at Yarway Corp. Follow-ing his long-distinguished career at Yarway, he worked at Federoff Corp. until 2019. Jim was a long-time committeeman and commissioner for Spring-field Township, Montgomery County, PA and an active member of the Republican party.
Beloved husband of Carmela O'Donnell (nee Rissi) of 65 years; dedicated father of Maria McCarthy (Dennis), and Karen Hunter (Robert); cherished grandfather of Nicole Botta (Joe), Danielle Sulpizio (Brian), Amanda Hunter, Taylor DeReiggi (Nico), and Lucas Hunter; great-grandchildren, Lily, Victoria, Sophia, Scarlett, Sante, Carter, Easton, and Aurora; sister-in-law, Clara Robertson and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Isabel O'Donnell and brother Peter O'Donnell.
Relatives and friends may call at JACOB F. RUTH'S, 8413 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19118, Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 1 P.M. Funeral Service 2 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jun. 26, 2019.
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July 12, 2019
Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to Carmella & all O'Donnell Family.
Jim always made me happy talking about his wife and family that he truly loved so much when he came in to get his hair done over the years. Always had something to talk about,happy go lucky,smart,caring kind of man.
He will be missed and never forgotten.
Hope you find peace and comfort in fond memories and may he remain in your hearts always.
In our thoughts & prayers.
Hugs to Carmella & all family.
Jim's Stylist & Friend,
Michell ,Family & Staff at Nu Waves Salon
(Thank you Jim...up there...be good)
M. Ragusa
June 27, 2019
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