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James R. McHale

July 24, 1930 — October 30, 2023

West Chester, PA

James R. McHale

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James R. "Jim" McHale, age 93, of West Chester, PA, passed away on October 30, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930, he was the son of the late James W. and Anna McHale. James was a 1948 graduate of Roman Catholic High School. He served honorably in the Navy Reserves. James worked for the Railroad for 40+ years. He enjoyed playing golf, horse racing, and watching the Phillies, Eagles, and Notre Dame football. James was known for his great sense of humor. He was very charitable, always giving to organizations that help Veterans and animals.

James was the beloved husband of the late Anne (nee Kenny) McHale, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage; loving father of Colleen Felicioni (Frank), Nancy Kates (John), Michael McHale, Patricia Williamson (Barry), the late Patrick McHale, and the late James McHale; caring grandfather of Anna Kates, Nicholas Felicioni (Erin), Courtney Kates, Brenna Felicioni, and the late Frankie Felicioni; predeceased by his siblings, John McHale, Mildred Carley, and Bette McHale; also survived by his nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 9:00-10:30 AM Thursday, November 2, 2023 at St. Pius X, 220 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 19008, followed by his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Interment SS Peter & Paul.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Phightin' Frankie Foundation, Francis James Felicioni Memorial, CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation, 13100 Filly Lane, Truckee, CA 96161, https://give.donationpay.org/charitysmith/phightinfrankiefoundation/, would be appreciated.

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Visitation

Thursday, November 2, 2023

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

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Interment

Thursday, November 2, 2023

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