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JAMES P., March 12, 2015. Loving husband of Theresa (nee Burr) Stuhlman of Overbrook PA. Beloved father of Elaina Michelle Stuhlman. Devoted Son of William C. and Ann (nee McFadden) Stuhlman. Caring brother of Andrea (John) Daggett, Maureen Stuhlman, Donna Rose Stuhlman, William Stuhlman Jr., Suzanne (Lou) Iacovelli and Michael (Sheila) Stuhlman. Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Tuesday, 6 to 9 P.M., in THE FUNERAL HOME OF JOHN STRETCH, 236 East Eagle Rd., Havertown PA 19083, and Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., in Presentation BVM Church (204 Haverford Road, Wynne-wood PA 19096) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, an offering in James' name can be made to Penn Medical Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Att. Evelyn Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA 19104, penncancer.org/
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March 9, 2019
Theresa and Elaina,

We continue to send our love and keep you both in our prayers. Thinking of you all the time.❤
Erin Foley Peck
November 21, 2018
George Mazzotta
April 24, 2017
I have followed this story since it happened two years ago b/c it was in my old neighborhood... However, I did not realize until TODAY that not only was it my old neighborhood but it was one of my beloved neighbors! Jim and his family welcomed my wife and I with open arms when we moved on to our close-knit block on Woodcrest.

I am truly heartbroken to know that such a good man, husband, father, son, brother, and neighbor so was taken so senselessly. I take comfort in the fact that Jim was a man of faith and so, we know that he is resting in eternal glory and that we will see him again.

Much love to the family. I am glad that justice has been served and that the young men who committed this horrible crime have been held accountable. I pray for peace for you and that God continues to comfort and keep you.

Sorrowfully submitted,

The Moorings
(Shawn, Monique, Devon & Seth)
formerly of 6610 Woodcrest
Shawn Mooring
June 9, 2016
You and your family have been in my prayers since I heard about your devasting loss.
Priya DeSouza
June 11, 2015
Just recently read his story, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
May 24, 2015
I'm praying for this family to heal and for our loving God to comfort them. I pray that Elaina will find her purpose that God has created her to fulfill, for He is the father to the fatherless and loves her so very much.
May 17, 2015
God rest his soul and peace for his family. Such a tragedy. Mike & Phyllis Martin
Mike Martin
April 25, 2015
From our family in Muncie, IN to your famiy. May God give you comfort and strength to get through this loss.
April 25, 2015
We are saddened profoundly by this senseless tragedy. We are neighbors and dog walkers who also care about the neighborhood. While we didn't have the pleasure of getting to know Jim and his family because we live on the other end of Morris Park. From all these loving posts it is apparent he was a loving father brother and family man who left this world a better place. God bless his daughter and wife. May we hold him in the light and pray the senseless violence especially in the younger generation to stop and no other family lose it's father for no reason. God bless the Stuhlman family.
Bedford Family
April 23, 2015
My family in New York are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Ravida
April 21, 2015
From our Family in Florida to yours. Our prayers and thoughts are being issued in hopes that justice will prevail. May God Bless all concerned parties....Joseph & Carol Kurdell...Tampa Fl
Joseph Kurdell
April 12, 2015
Very sorry for your loss.
Rick Michaelson
April 8, 2015
So sorry for loss! So senseless! Our prayers are with you and your family.
Pat Dombrowski
April 4, 2015
From a farm family in Kansas (formerly from Philadelphia):
Our First Presbyterian Church in Fort Scott, KS will be praying Easter Sunday for all of your family and friends. James lives on in your hearts and cherished memories until you are once again with your loved one in the presence of the Lord. God be with you all.
Anne Emerson
April 1, 2015
My family in Virginia do not know James' family. But we wanted to let you know how sorry and saddened we are to hear of his death. We pray for the family and friends of James, that you have strength, peace and love surrounding you. We also pray for justice for James.
Janice Bullock
March 31, 2015
Recently had this emailed to me and it makes me so angry. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for this senseless, heartless loss to your family.
March 30, 2015
Although I do not know you, I wanted to reach out and tell you that I am so very sorry for your loss. I read about this online and It made me so very sad for you and your family. Please know that there are many people around the country thinking of you and praying for your family at this time.
Tracee deNeui
March 29, 2015
Lord Have Mercy
Gospodi Pomiluy
Victor Kukic
March 28, 2015
Love to each of you. More Hope and Faith Be it restored to you in this hurting and dying world. Remembering you in our prayers.
Monetta Reyes
March 28, 2015
My deepest condolences for the senseless loss of your son. Our prayers are with you and his family.
Dan Duffy
March 25, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-Brian and Shanee Pressley (WMA)
March 25, 2015
I know we have not visited in years but i want you to know that you and your daughter and family are in our prayers. I am specifically praying for a sense of peace for you. Please know that you are heavy on my mind.
Laura Lee Walton Ehlers
March 25, 2015
I am so saddened to hear about your loss, Theresa. It has been years, but you are in my thoughts often. Please take care of yourself and Elaina and know there are many folks praying for your healing and peace.
Marla Story-Hodgson
March 25, 2015
To Mike and all of Jim's family,
Hilltop has been a customer of ours here at Martin Mulch for 20 years. Our hearts are heavy for you all as you grieve your sudden loss of a good brother/husband/father. Please know that you are in our prayers in the coming days, weeks and months as you walk this journey of grief and loss. May you feel God's comfort and strength during this time and may you rest in the knowledge that many prayers are holding you up to the Father of all comfort.
The Martin Family
March 25, 2015
Although we do not personally know your family, we were saddened when a friend told us about the news story. So sorry for your loss; our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
Mary Peck
March 24, 2015
My prayers for your family. This tragedy hurts my heart . A note to let you know millions of families grieve with you.
Seahawk, Georgia
March 24, 2015
Many thoughts and prayers to all....so sad!
Mandy Smearman
March 24, 2015
Please know that people all over the world have heard about this tragedy & are praying for your family during this time. I hope you can feel the love & support & that it can bring you some comfort. James is in a much better place now & I'm sure he'll be watching over his family as their guardian Angel.. I'm so sorry his family has to endure such a loss & it just doesn't seem right that such good people are often taken from this world way too soon..
amy willie
March 24, 2015
I am shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Jim was a good and kind man. I enjoyed being one of his customers and will miss him. My heart goes out to Jim's family and friends. In respect to Jim and his family, may we steer our society in a direction so senseless tragedies like this never happen.
~ Paco Vérin
Paco Verin
March 24, 2015
So very sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. I do not have the good fortune of knowing you or your family but read about your loss thru the news online and felt Mr. Stuhlman deserved more than just reading a news article so I searched for an obituary to attempt to pay my respect. Such a sad situation. My prayers are with you and your family as you cope with your loss.
Diane Ousley
March 24, 2015
You will always have your Dad/Husband/Brother/Son as an angel watching over you in heaven now. Many people are grieving with you and your family and holding you tight in their hearts! I will plant flowers in my garden this weekend in honor of Jim, who will always be with you!
Much Love,
Mill Creek, WA
March 23, 2015
I am so so sorry for you loss. Sending thoughts/prayers for all of you through this extremely difficult time.
Sharon Mumasmith
March 23, 2015
Our deepest condolences from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Thomas Schuessler
March 23, 2015
Praying for your family....
March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015
My family and I offer our deepest sympathies at this tragic time. Although we have never met, please know we are praying for you.
Beth Viscusi Rainier
March 23, 2015
James Smoth
March 23, 2015
RIP James Stuhlman.
March 23, 2015
So sorry for this senseless loss. I pray for you and your family. I pray your family and Jim get the justice it deserves!
Donna Jordan
March 23, 2015
Dear Michael,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of Jim. We always enjoyed discussions about the world and politics. I will miss that very much and hope to continue this with you in the future.
Auf Wiedersehen, mein Freund Jim ! Michael Semsch
Michael Semsch
March 23, 2015
Eternal Rest grant unto Jim, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Praying for healing for your family.
Lori Benson
March 23, 2015
Just heard about this and it broke our hearts. Even though we didn't know Jim, you were always a favorite of ours. We pray for peace for you.
Nancy & Jerry Meyring
March 23, 2015
RIP James Stuhlman
March 22, 2015
I didn't know Jim but wanted to express my deepest condolences to his family. From all of the postings here-it is obvious he was a remarkable man with character, love and compassion for his family and friends. There are no explanations for acts such as these-I will pray for the repose of his soul and for the strength for all of you to get through each passing day. God bless Jim!!
Kathleen Ronning
March 22, 2015
Our prayers go out to the Stuhlman family. I was a frequent visitor to Hilltop and I considered both Jim and Mike my friends. I always enjoyed our conversations.

I will miss Jim dearly.

Mark & Mary Cvrkel, Glen Mills PA
March 22, 2015
Please know your loss is felt in Montgomery, AL. I can't imagine the pain of all those who personally knew Mr. Stuhlman, especially that of his family. Peace be with you all.
Terry Pezent
March 22, 2015
Dear Theresa and Elaina,
Jim always gave me a wonderful sense of who he was as a loving father and husband through our short (mostly) encounters at the store. Clearly he loved his wife and was very proud of his daughter. He was so good and patient with Molly and clearly crazy about her. He and Mike had such an amazing bond of brotherly love. Thoughtful and kind, this wonderful man will be so missed by all those who came in contact with him.
March 21, 2015
My husband and i met Jim as customers at Hilltop. What i remember is his wonderful conversations about his family. He was one of life's truly good souls. We mourn for his wife and children and friends, all the people he loved so much.
Pat Donovan
March 21, 2015
I just read about James...so sorry for your loss. May God hold you tight.
Michelle Bach
March 21, 2015
I met Jim from visting hilltop time and time again. From the first conversation with him he made you feel like he knew you for 10 years . I would come in for landscaping supplies and up leaving with great stock market advice . He was truly a great sincere man with endless knowledge. I am truly sadden by this. My prayers are with him as his family
Stephen Piselli
March 21, 2015
We don't know you but our daughter lives in your neighborhood. We are profoundly shocked and saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your young daughter. May you have the strength to carry on with your lives.
James & Diana Calender
March 20, 2015
Mike and Family,

I am very sorry for the loss of Jim. I will keep him and your family in my prayers. God Bless his Soul. I am sure he is flying high above Hawk Hill!


Mike Mastrangelo - (Maz)

March 20, 2015
My heart is broken for you and your family. Jim was incredibly kind and my husband and I feel so so sorry for your loss. I always bought supplies from Hilltop and enjoyed our meetings over the years and his helpful advice. We are stunned at this senseless act that stole a wonderful human being from our lives. Our condolences to you and yours.
March 20, 2015
I didn't know him but read about what happened and wanted to express my condolences to the family.
Jen Armstrong
March 20, 2015
So sorry for this tragic loss.
March 20, 2015
Sending condolences and prayers for healing to the family of Mr. Stuhlman.
Pam Tyson
March 20, 2015
I did not know Jim well, but just from my stops in at Hilltop I could tell he was a genuinely kind person. It was easy to find common ground with him and he would always want to chat with customers about anything. Such a nice fella. He will be missed! My prayers are with Mike and the rest of his family.
Matt R.
March 20, 2015
I do not know James, but reading the story, I cannot express my sympathy enough. God bless.
March 20, 2015
Prayers and my deepest sympathy .....My heart is heavy.
Diane Denker
March 20, 2015
Rest in peace, sir.
March 20, 2015
My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the Stuhlman family. Jim is hands down one of the nicest and most helpful guys I know. A true stand up guy. Wether I was seeking advise about which seed to spread or where to go for lunch Jim would always give me as much time as he could to make sure I was getting it right the first time. Jim was full of knowledge and always willing to share whatever he could. May he rest in peace.
Andrew Piselli
March 20, 2015
I am so very sorry for the family's loss. I did not know James Stuhlman. He was reported to be a kind man. What is our world coming to? My sincere condolences to his family. I will pray for the family and for James.
Barbara M. Fahy, Reading, Pa.
March 20, 2015
Dear family,
You don't know me,however I would like to send my heartfelt condolences. Words cannot express the emotions of this senseless act. God bless you all and keep you strong.
marlene tenuto
March 20, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Carl Nardi
March 20, 2015
Prayers go out to the family of James. Rest forever in peace.
March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015
I am profoundly sorry for your loss. We lost my brother-in-law the same way in 2006. For whatever it may be worth, the song "Catch the Wind" by Donovan brought me some comfort during those very hard times. I must've played it a thousand times. Sending you strength, hope and support. Your family is in my heart. -K. Schultz
March 19, 2015
My heart is heavy. I hope the family finds peace.
March 19, 2015
Rest in peace my friend!!! I always enjoyed and looked forward to our talks when I stopped in at Hilltop for supplies. You always left me with a Pearl of Wisdom for which I am grateful. Thank you so much!!!
Ned Darragh
March 19, 2015
Rest in Peace good buddy..
You taught me so much about so many things in the short time I had the pleasure of knowing you.
Brad LeDonne
March 19, 2015
Rest in piece. You didn't deserve this. May your family stay strong in your times of trouble.
Pol Alwasrite
March 19, 2015
May God keep you in peace & I wish the family my deepest condolences.
March 19, 2015
As a father of a girl very close in age to James, I just can't imagine leaving my house one night and them never seeing me again. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Don Rugh
March 19, 2015
Angels surround your family at this time of sorrow and comfort you...
Prayers to your family at this tragic and senseless loss of a beautiful life.
I will keep James in my thoughts and meditation.
So very sorry...
March 19, 2015
Rest in eternal peace James

Albert D.
March 19, 2015
So sorry for your loss I'm a infrequent customer of Hilltop but every time I stopped for something he was so helpful ,friendly and genuinely nice
J Kelly
March 19, 2015
Carrie Hogan
March 19, 2015
Dear Stuhlman family,
I was friends with Jimmy from the O'Hara/Ocean City days. I last saw Jimmy at the 30 year O'Hara reunion and we instantly started laughing about old times. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.
Dave Grauer - Newtown Square
Dave Gruaer
March 18, 2015
Our deepest sympathies.
Kontis family
March 18, 2015
Our prayers are with you.

Kontis family
(Eagle Pizza)
March 18, 2015
To the Stuhlman famlly my heartfelt condolences go out to you. Please know that many people are sharing in your grief and even though I did not know James and the family, my heart is broken too. May you have the strength and peace to go on. God Bless.
Florence DeMarco
March 18, 2015
We wish we could be there for you Theresa. We are thinking of you and Laney. We cherish the time we where able to spend with Jimmy and your family. He will be missed.
Maria and Markus Bersinger
March 18, 2015
Jim was a great man, father,and husband! You will be sadly missed!
Sean McLaughlin
March 18, 2015
Dead Stuhlman Family,

My condolences to your family. Jim was a great man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe Bronstein
March 18, 2015
Our sympathy to the Stuhlman family & friends.
Kevin Finn & Havertown, Avalon crew.
March 18, 2015

Bill - My heart goes out to you - such a tragic loss. Keeping you and your families in thoughts and prayers.
Betty George
March 18, 2015
Dear Stuhlman Family.
We r so sorry for your loss
We well continue to pray for you N if there is anything we can do we are only up the street
Beth Russell and Taya Simms
March 17, 2015
Dear Theresa and Elaina, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Your entire family is in my prayers.
Ann Carlstrom, Walden, CO
March 17, 2015
I will miss our rousing conversations Have many more with Big Bob Histand Sorry I can't see you off
John Pope
John Pope
March 17, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to Jim's family. I always relied on Jim when it came to growing plants. Rest in peace Jim.
Ray Weinmann
March 17, 2015
Dear Family:
My heart is saddened because of what has happened to Mr.Stuhlman, you and your daughter and how it has affected us all. My family continues to pray for your strength to go on. God is able to do all things but fail. I have not walked in your shoes but continue to hold you and all your loved ones up in prayer.Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Karen Faison-Brown
March 17, 2015
May God Keep Elaina and Theresa close to the light of their beloved. May He rest in peace.
March 17, 2015
Dear Theresa,

We are very sorry for your tragic loss. Jim was a wonderful neighbor and we will keep the memories of our conversations and our walks in the woods with him. He did so much to keep the neighborhood beautiful.

Keeping you, your daughter and your family in our thoughts.

Isabelle and Sean from Morris Park Road
Isabelle Dijols
March 17, 2015
Theresa, Elaina, Bob and Fran. Such a shock! If there is ANYTHING I can do just let me know.
Jim Hess
March 17, 2015
To the Stulhman Family,

Jim and I were in many classes together at St.Joe's. When a new semester began we would sit next to each other in whatever class. Occasionally we would see each other at a Basketball game and instantly reconnect as if time had not passed. He was truly one of my 'College Buddies'.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Gary Votto
March 17, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to Mike and your entire family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Glen and Lori Walton
March 17, 2015
Maureen and family,
We am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is devastating! Please know that John and I are praying for your strength through this difficult time.
Janet and John Eline
March 17, 2015
Theresa, my condolences to you,Elaina and the stuhlman family.
Michael Mcdevitt
March 16, 2015
I am so so so sorry that this happened to a great husband , Father ,son, brother and a very dear friend that will always be with me in my heart. Thoughts and prayers to Jimmy's family.!!!! He will be very very missed.!!!
Rob Copple
March 16, 2015
My heart is broken for your loss. I've known the Stuhlman for 35 years.... Jimmie will be missed so very much. My deepest condolences to you.
Shirley Weissman, Los Angeles, CA
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