James Willaim Finnigan

Born: Mon., Sep. 19, 1938
Died: Thu., Apr. 8, 2021


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James W, Finnigan, age 82, of Pottsville, PA passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at his home.
 
Born in Pottsville, PA on September 19, 1938, he was the son of the late Patrick James Finnigan and Mary (Placek) Reedy
 
Jim served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a case worker for Schuylkill County Area Agency on Aging. Jim loved traveling, reading, and spending time with his family.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Ann Finnigan, a daughter Kathleen Walters and a brother Arthur Reedy.
 
Jim is survived by two daughters Kelly Sterner and her husband Bill, Pottsville and Colleen Zelinsky and her husband Alan, Port Carbon; a step-daughter Michele Schappell and her husband Howard, Pottsville; a step-son Michael Carey; eight grandchildren: McKenzie and Madison Sterner, Emily and Joshua Zelinsky, Jason Walters, Lindsey Draine, and Kelsey and Matthew McGarry; and three great-grandchildren: Evrett and Brayden Walters and Colton Holland.
 
Funeral Services will be held private.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pottsville Free Public Library 215 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.
 
The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com
 

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Joe and Ellen Runciman and family
   Posted Mon April 12, 2021
Coleen, Kelly, Michele, Michael, and family
Your Pop was a very special soul. To our family he was affectionately known as Uncle Jim.
He loved all of you very much and were the source of his happiness and pride. We have been truly blessed to have had him in our lives for many decades. We shared many happy times together with him and Kathleen through the years.
May you all find comfort and strength through this difficult time in your beautiful memories of your loving father.
Love from Joe, Ellen, Angela, and Joey

Philip Gaughan
   Posted Mon April 12, 2021
To The Finnigan Family,

I worked with Jim for many years. He was a good man. I am sorry for your loss.


Phil Gaughan

Elaine and Jeff Bolkoivich
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jake and Janice Keefer
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
Angels be with you during this difficult time. May your hearts heal.

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