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James Ferris

December 23, 1946 — October 9, 2022

James H Ferris, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 9, 2022. James was born on December 23, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; son of the late James Henry Ferris, Sr and Kathryn Brennan Ferris.

James is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Catherine Kenny Ferris (Kate), their three children and spouses and seven cherished grandchildren. James and Sandy Ferris and their sons Sam and Will; Paul and Lara Ferris and their sons Peter, Benjamin and daughter Bridget; Elizabeth and Michael Jordan and their sons Fred and Harry. James is also survived by his two brothers and their wives, Joseph and Carmela Ferris, John and Julia Ferris.

Upon graduating from Bishop McDevitt High School, Jim attended Villanova University, class of 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He dedicated 44 years teaching and mentoring students in Chemistry as a high school teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Bishop McDevitt HS, St. Pius X HS, Pope John Paul II HS). In 1998 he received his Masters of Education in Chemistry from DeSales University.

Outside of the classroom Jim had many passions...music, gardening, photography, model trains, bicycle riding and hiking state parks with his best friend Kate. Jim was an avid Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers and Villanova Basketball fan. He had a phenomenal quick wit that kept everyone on their toes. But above all, Jim aka "Pop", most treasured his time with family and friends. Candid and kind, sarcastic and sweet, Jim could always be counted on when those he loved most needed his support and guidance.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude for the care and support provided by the St. Luke's medical staff over the past several months.

All are invited on Monday, October 24, 2022 to a visitation from 9:00-10:20am and a funeral mass at 10:30am, both at St. Isidore's RCC, 2545 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pennsburg, to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made in Jim's honor to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, October 24, 2022

9:00 - 10:15 am (Eastern time)

St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Church

2545 W Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 24, 2022

10:30 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Church

2545 W Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

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Graveside Service

Holy Cross Cemetery

PA

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