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James A. McCrea

James A. McCrea passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 80 years old. He was the devoted husband to Mary Durkan McCrea and looked forward to celebrating 56 years of marriage this July.

Born on June 25, 1943 in Philadelphia he was the son of the late James P. and Dorothy F. Kelly McCrea.  James was known by all as Jim or Jimmy.  He dedicated his life to his faith and his family.  Many considered Jim as the leader and the glue that brought the family together to enjoy holiday celebrations and big events.

After graduating from West Catholic High School for Boys in 1961, Jim started working at Janney Montgomery Scott in Center City Philadelphia.  Beginning in the mailroom, he worked his way up to First Vice President in the office of Asset Management. In 1995 he received Janney’s Operation Man of the Year Award. He retired after more than 45 years with the firm.

In his retirement years, Jim volunteered at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul as a Volunteer Ambassador.  He loved sharing the history of the church during the many tours he lead through the Basilica.

In addition to his wife Mary, James was the loving father of Regina Schlegel and her husband John of Pottstown, PA, Theresa Fiorelli and her husband Scott of Warrington, PA; grandchildren, Patrick Altemose, Alison Altemose, Anna Schlegel, Daniel Schlegel, Will Schlegel, Danielle Fiorelli, Michelle Fiorelli; siblings, Joseph McCrea and his wife Antoinette, Paul McCrea, Mary Campbell and her husband Bill, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. James was preceded in death by his siblings, Dorothy Henry, Margie Foley, Patsy Doerr and Tommy McCrea.

Jim’s family invites relatives and friends to celebrate his life with them from 10:00 AM until his funeral mass at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at St. Bede The Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Interment will take place immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.




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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
    11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Interment

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

    Resurrection Cemetery
    5201 Hulmeville Rd.
    Bensalem, PA 19020

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