James W. Schonely
1935 - 2014
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James W. Schonely , 78, of Norristown passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 21, 1935 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Walter W. and Juanita (Hoch) Schonely, and loving husband to Joanne Schonely. James was best known for being the "Voice of Kennedy-Kenrick Basketball", he loved announcing at all of the home games, he was also involved at Gwynedd Mercy as the announcer as well, he was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and dear friend to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and he will be dearly missed. Survivors include one son; Christopher Schonely, of Philadelphia., three daughters; Lisa (John) Sgarlata, of Ft. Meyers FL., Susan (Marc) Stapleton, of E. Norriton, Melissa "Missy" (Jamie) Mancini, of Eagleville., Two brothers; William (Dorothy) Schonely, of Portland OR., Richard Schonely, of Norristown, nine grandchildren; Joseph, Andrew and Ryan Tuturice, Stefanie Perrone, Michael and Haleigh Stapleton, Hannah Lamont- Schonely, Lauren and Erin Mancini. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing for James on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 10:00 am - 10:45 am, at the Caramenico Funeral Home, Main & Walnut Sts.,, Ntn.,, Pennsylvania. Mass will follow the viewing on Thursday at 11:00 am at the Holy Saviour Church, 407 E Main St. Ntn, PA. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E Ridge Pike, Conshohocken PA. 19428. Funeral arrangements with the Caramenico FH Inc., Main & Walnut Sts., Ntn., PA. 6102757777. Please visit www.caramenicofuneralhome.com for online info.

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Published in The Times Herald from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2014.
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April 2, 2014
Joanne and family-
Jim was a kind and thoughtful man who loved his family very much. We enjoyed the few times that we spent with him over the years. He will be missed by everyone that knew him and loved him. So sorry for your loss.
Dale and Brenda Deitterick
March 28, 2014
Joanne and family, So sorry to hear about Jim.
No matter where you saw him, he always went out of his way to acknowledge you and say hello. Another good one up in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gene and Sandy (Bono) Dayton.
March 26, 2014
Dear Joanne and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful man. One of our fondest memories was seeing Jim walk by our home, and he always had time to sit on our porch, have a cup of coffee, and share stories with us. We will miss our kind neighbor and friend. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bob, Pattie, Christina & Gabrielle Bellita
March 26, 2014
Joanne and family: Such good memories of BK band & Jimmie "Whiteshoes" as Guy always referred to him. It gives us great joy to have known you all while our kids shared the happiest time in their lives. His presence made it all the more happy.
Our prayers & sincere condolences :

Maria & Guy Sacco
March 26, 2014
We celebrated last Thanksgiving with Jim and Joanne in Fort Myers, Fl. His warm and friendly personality made for a wonderful family celebration.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family; he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Phil and Pat Sgarlata
March 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim always had wonderful things to say about his family and proudly shared stories of all accomplishments. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sue & Ralph Wilfong
March 26, 2014
Joann & family, I will always remember the great years of working with Jim at KK,, me as the scoreboard keeper, Horace Mashett as the book keeper and of course Jim as the announcer, they were special times that I will always remember
John J Bilella Jr
March 25, 2014
He was a great man,we will miss him ,Love and prayers to the family ,He was a great uncle he always made us laugh .Bii and Naomi Schonely
March 25, 2014
Missy, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Mary Buler
Mary Buler
March 25, 2014
So sorry for your loss. May you keep those beautiful memories close to your hearts forever!!
Kwanda Vaughn
March 25, 2014
A kind, generous, and compassionate man will always be my lasting memories of Mr. Schonley. I consider myself blessed for having the good fortune of knowing him and his family. My deepest sympathies to the Schonley family.

-Scott Bacallao
March 25, 2014
Chris please know your Dad will always be remembered as smiling! Such a great man with a fun spirit and kind heart.
Susan Campana Robinson
March 25, 2014
Jamie, Missy, Erin & Lauren
Sorry for the loss of your beloved dad & grandfather
Robert, Kathleen, Jacqueline & Nicholas
March 25, 2014
Latch, no matter what life threw at you, you were always ready with a song and soft shoe. We will miss you.
Pat and John McCabe
March 25, 2014
Aloha to all my family from the Schonely's here on Molokai in Hawaii!!! Rest in Peace Uncle Jimmy!!! We love you!!!
Richard Schonely
March 25, 2014
Mrs. Schonely, your loving husband...Chris, Missy and Lisa your loving dad was a Great man!!! I have many, many memories of him helping in Kenrick Marching Band every football game or competions. I also remember him at every carnival and every MSS Feast!!. In fact Mr. Schonely volunteered his time for anyone...anytime!!! That's what kinda of man he was and that is what I remember!!! Chris, I also still remember my first ride down with you, John and your dad who introduced me to that thing called mummery. I have so many memories of him! So sorry for your loss Schonely family...I am wondering how many things he has volunteered for in heaven so far...because that is surely where he is!! You all will be in my prayers!!!
March 25, 2014
Jim was a gentleman. Sorry for your loss Chris..
Al Brown
March 25, 2014
remembering all the good times we had as band parents. We will miss you and seeing you at the Jem. Our kids always spoke of you fondly. Madeline and Frank Siwik, Keith and Dean
March 25, 2014
Mrs. Schonley we are so sorry for your loss. I remember both you and Mr. Schonely as such a huge part of my teenage years I think about those times often. Mr. Schonelys passing is a huge loss. We will miss him greatly.
Debbie Entenman Shertz
March 25, 2014
Ar deis De go raibh a animn deilis,
Mick Holster
March 25, 2014
Missy and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aunt Marti
March 25, 2014
Dad, we love you and miss you terribly. No one could ask for a better father. Know that everything we do in our lives reflects a part of you.
Lisa,Susie, Chris mad Missy
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