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Schuylkill County Obituaries

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ James J. Feeley, 89 โ€“ Backup Olympic Bobsledder

James J. Feeley, 89, of Pottsville, passed away on Monday evening at his daughterโ€™s residence in Warrington, PA, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pottsville, on September 16, 1930, he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Boyle) Feeley.

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

James was a member of St. Claire of Assisi, St. Clair and the former St. Stephen RCC, Port Carbon.

He was owner/operator and florist at the family business, John D. Joyce Florist Shop, retiring in 2001.

James was a member of the FTD Association and a former Boy Scout leader.

He was a backup Olympic bobsledder and practiced in Lake Placid, NY. In his spare time he enjoyed photography, being outdoors and working in his yard and garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores M. (Kelly), in 2004, and to whom he was married for 45 years; sisters: Elizabeth Feeley and Margaret Mansell; and brother, William Feeley.

James is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth McFadden, wife of James, of Warrington, PA and Janet B. McLaughlin, wife of Gary, of Pottsville; grandchildren: Kelly, Missi, Cynthia, and Danny; great grandchildren: Marc and Jayden; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 27th, at 11:00 a.m in St. Claire of Assisi, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair with Msgr. William Glosser officiating. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, and on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home | Pottsville, PA.

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