James “Jim” Charles Hurley, III

Mar 1 1932
Jan 30 2019
86 Years
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

James “Jim” Charles Hurley, III, 86, of Quarryville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, surrounded by his loving children.

He was married to Dorothy (Dot) Jane Hurley for over 63 joyous years before she passed in 2017.

Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late James Charles Hurley, II, and Kathryn (Canan) Hurley.

James was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who always put his family first. He demonstrated a strong sense of character for his children and for the Boy Scout Troop he led for many years. As a lifelong member of Our Lady of Consolation Church, James was active on Parish Council and served his church in many ways. Always a proud Irishman, he was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was a skilled woodworker who crafted canes and walking sticks, and who loved to travel, tour National Parks, and spend time with his family.

James grew up in Atglen and graduated from Scott High School in 1950. He managed Devitt’s Hardware Store in his early years and went on to have a long career with Lukens Steel Company as a foreman and then a payroll accountant. He raised his family in Christiana in a home he designed and built himself. After retirement, he was a van driver for United Disabilities Services.

He is survived by five daughters, Debbra (Michael) Carrick, Susan (Mark) Swift, Ann (Brian) Appolloni, Lynda (Michael) Pritchard, Melissa (Michael) Hinton, ten granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren and two siblings. He was predeceased in death by his wife Dorothy (Lepore), sons Dennis James and Charles Samuel (Sam), two granddaughters Kristin Rebekah Swift and Jennifer Ann Carrick, one great grandson, Samuel Allen Felix and five siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W. 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365 followed by interment at the Parkesburg Catholic Cemetery.  Viewing at the church from 10 - 11 AM. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’s name to Our Lady of Consolation Church at the above address.

Arrangements by the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Feb 1 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Our Lady of Consolation Church


Debra & family, So sorry for your loss. May fond memories help you through the days ahead. God is our refuge and strength.




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My heartfelt condolences to Jim's family at this time of need.  May GOD BLESS All of You Now and Always,  Love Always,

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Ann, Brian and Girls and Famlies, 

Many hugs and prayers coming your way. I had the honor of meeting your dad, Ann when you were in parkesburg. I know he will be deeply missed by your whole family. Cheerish your your memories and keep him in your hearts and he will always be with you. With Our Deepset Sympathies. Love Eva Smith and Craig Collins 

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Ann and family,

I am so saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Lynda, as I read about your father, it sounds like he was an amazing man and I am so sorry he is gone.  Please know I amd thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.  Love Roe.

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Ann, I heard of your fathers passing and want you to send you a big bear hug via this email. If you ever drive by Gaydos Flooring, I would love to give you one in person. I enjoyed reading about your dad and very large family!!  I'm glad he is now with your mom and other loved ones in heaven. 

Regards to all, Patti Gaydos

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