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James F. "Tiny" McGovern


1940 - 2020
James F. "Tiny" McGovern Obituary

James F. "Tiny" McGovern, 80, of Lake Wynonah, passed away in his residence Sunday afternoon with his family by his side.

Born in Pottsville, Aug. 16, 1940, he was a son of the late Terrance W. and Alma (Couligan) McGovern.

He was a graduate of Nativity BVM, Class of 1958.

Jim was a member of St. Ambrose RC Church, Schuylkill Haven, and attended St. Patrick RCC, Pottsville.

He proudly served in the Army during Vietnam, where he was in the military police.

Jim was owner of McGovern & Co. Inc., Carpet Cleaning. He worked in the chief clerks office for the House of Representatives for 10 years and as a corrections officer at SCI/Mahanoy for 10 years, retiring in 2005.

Jim's favorite pastime was spending time with his many great friends and family. His infectious laugh filled any room and he felt he had lived a full and happy life.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Lawrence, husband of June, and Terrance, husband of Agnes.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jacqueline V. (Matthews), to whom he was married 51 years; son, James P. McGovern; daughter-in-law, Kathy McBride, of Lake Wynonah; grandchildren, Patrick and Corbi McGovern and Laurel McDorman; sister, Mary Margaret McGovern, of Orwigsburg; brothers, Donald, widower of Ann, of Pottsville, and Thomas, of California; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating. A visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, will be private. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2020
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