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James J. McCrudden

March 30, 1939 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

James J. McCrudden Obituary

James J. McCrudden, 84, of Lansdale and formerly of Gwynedd Valley, passed away peacefully on Friday December 1, 2023 at the Meadowood Retirement Community surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 30, 1939 in Norristown, he was the son of the late John & Catherine (Sitarz) McCrudden, and the loving husband for 45 years to the late Kathleen (Lawless) McCrudden, whom he loved and dated since high school.

He received a BS in Business Administration and Economics from Moravian College (’61) and an MBA in Industrial Management / Relations from Temple University (’67). Jim started his career as a teacher of General Science, English and Biology and Basketball Coach at Cardinal Dougherty High School. He went on to become a long time Human Resources Executive and VP with Genuardi Family Markets. Jim loved his community of Norristown and was integral in many local organizations, including: The Greater Norristown Jaycees, President, Distinguished Service Award ‘87 The Greater Norristown PAL, President, Board Member; The Norristown Area American Cancer Society, Vice President; The Norristown YMCA, Board Member; Greater Valley Forge Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Suburban General Hospital Board Member, The Red Cross, Schuylkill Valley Division, Board Member; The Exchange Club of Norristown, President; Toastmasters International, Member; Valley Forge Area Personnel Association (A.S.P.A.), Member; and a Membership Chairman of the Montgomery County Boy Scouts of America. Jim was a very proud alumnus of the first graduating class from Bishop Kenrick High School (’56) and Commencement Speaker to the class of ’82. He co-chaired the Fundraising Program for Bishop Kenrick and was a member of the Athletic Advisory Committee, who hired the first female athletic director.

He loved spending time golfing and dining with his friends at Old York Road Country Club and took many memorable vacations around the world.  Later in life, he was a member of the Building Committee St. Rose of Lima Solicitor of Catholic Charities and nominated for the annual Diocese Award Elected Constable of Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd in 2015.  He was a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church in North Wales.

Jim is survived by his loving daughter, Leigh Anne (David) Eaton; Four beloved grandchildren, Hunter James, Grace, Ava and J. Broderick (Brody) Eaton. He is also survived by his very dear friend, Elizabeth Hanshew South; sister, Cynthia (Karl) Schatz; nephew, Karl Schatz, Jr., niece Stacey Schatz; and many extended family members and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing for Jim on Thursday, December 7th, from 9:30AM-11:00AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 428 S. Main St. North Wales, PA 19454. His funeral mass will follow the viewing at 11:00AM at the church. Burial will take place in the Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the The James J. McCrudden Moravian University Sports Scholarship Fund in memory of Mr. McCrudden. Please feel free to donate at http://moravian.edu/makeagift Funeral arrangements are in care of the Caramenico Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Please visit www.CaramenicoFuneralHome.com for more information and to leave condolences.


 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 7, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Church
428 S. Main St.
North Wales, PA 19454

Funeral Mass
Thursday
December 7, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Church
428 S. Main St.
North Wales, PA 19454

Committal
Thursday
December 7, 2023

12:45 PM
Calvary Cemetery
Matsonford Rd.
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

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