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James J. Nolan, of Newtown died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Newtown, PA. He was 85.

Born in Malvern PA, he was the son of the late James J. and Susan M. Murray Nolan, and was preceded in death by his brother, William Nolan.

Jim was a resident of Newtown for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of Malvern Preparatory School; he received his under graduate degree from Villanova University and his Masters Degree in Counseling from Temple University. His teaching career spanned many years, having taught Social Studies and History in the Neshaminy and Upper Merion School Districts. He retired from the Centennial School District in 1987 after serving as a Teacher and Guidance Counselor for over 20 years. He was a proud member of the United States Navy after enlisting in February 1945 and being trained as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate he was discharged in August 1946. Following his service in the U.S Navy Reserve and discharge in October 1950 he sailed the world with the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Jim was proud of his Irish heritage and loved all things Irish. He was an accomplished Irish Dancer, travelling and performing with the Timoney Dancers at many social affairs and competitions. He was a long time and devoted fan of Villanova basketball, the Phillies, and 76’ers.

He is survived by his three sons; James A. Nolan, and his wife Anita of New Hope, Patrick J. Nolan, and his wife Elizabeth of Doylestown, and Brendan F. Nolan of New Hope, his six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 12noon until his Funeral Service 1:00PM, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave., (Rt. 202 & Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901. Interment will follow at Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 1739 Ferry Ave. Camden NJ 08104.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 12noon until his Funeral Service 1:00PM,at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave,(Rt. 202 & Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.
April 04 2012 - 01:00 pm
Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home
241 East Butler Avenue, New Britain, PA 18901
Doylestown Cemetery
215 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
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On April 05th, 2012 at 06:18 am, Jeanine (Smevog) Evans wrote...

Your dad was my teacher at Klinger Jr. High School from 1965-1966 and my guidance counselor at Wm Tennent High School from 1967-1971. He was one of my favorite teachers and always was very supportive of me. I could tell he really believed in my abilities, which, in those impressionable years, really means a lot to a kid!
I will always remember his class up in the balcony (overlooking the auditorium) at Klinger. In those days, the schools were crowded, and that was the only room left for our small class of accelerated kids. We had to memorize the poem "The Daffodils" by Wm Wordsworth and recite it in front of the class. (Of course, looking upward into the seats, so you felt like you were on stage) I remember that poem to this day, and have always felt grateful to Mr. Nolan for instilling in me a love of poetry. We studied "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, which remains my favorite.
In high school, he helped me pick a college and continued to make me feel like I was a special student and could do anything.
I just wanted his family to know how he made a difference in my life. My condelences to all of you. His memory lives on!!!

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