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James M Maginn

James M. Maginn of Ottsville, died on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 77 years old.

James was the loving husband of Dolly Merz Maginn. The couple had shared almost 40 years of love, friendship and family.

Born in Belfast, Ireland, James was the son of the late Joseph and Ethna Smyth Maginn. Jim's family moved to Philadelphia in October of 1957 where he attended school at Father Judge. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in July 1967. He attended Officers Training School and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in January 1969. After his discharge from the Army he worked alongside his father as an electrician. He then attended Villanova University, receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering and Texas A&M where he received a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Jim worked at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pa, Veda Incorporated in Warminster, Pa and was President of Amplifier Research, Souderton, Pa. until his retirement.

In addition to his wife, Dolly, Jim will be missed by his children, Michael Maginn, Jack and Heather Maginn, Colleen Maginn, stepdaughter Melody Lewis and Richard Dyer, stepson, Mark Lewis, deceased. James was also a loving grandfather to  Ryan Quattrone, Christopher and Amy Drakely, Karl and Brooke Lewis, Cameron Lewis, Rylie, Lily and Kellan Maginn, and his great grandson, Miles Drakely. He is survived by his siblings, Pauline and Greg McCloskey, Joseph and Janet Maginn and Abbey Maginn. Jim's brother Kevin and sisters Kate and Ann are deceased.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet James' family on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Ivyland Presbyterian Church, 51 Gough Avenue, Ivyland, Pa. 18974. Visitation is from 10:00 am until the Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 am.

His interment, with military honors, will take place privately at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation online at: https://pitthopkins.org/jm-memorial/ or by mail to PO Box 6257 Plymouth, MA 02362.

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Saturday, February 17th, 2024

    Ivyland Presbyterian Church
    51 Gough Avenue
    Ivyland, PA 18974

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 17th, 2024

    Ivyland Presbyterian Church
    51 Gough Avenue
    Ivyland, PA 18974

  • Interment will take place privately, on a future date.

    Washington Crossing National Cemetery
    830 Highland Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

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