Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.

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James R. Hanlon

April 9, 1947May 17, 2020

Jim Hanlon, age 73, passed away on May 17, 2020 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Norristown. He is survived by his wife Marge (née Curran), his children, Shane (Nicole) and Bridget (Christian). He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy. He was a loving grandfather to his six grandsons, Ethan, Dylan, Chase, Finn, Owen and Brendan and great grandfather to Zoey.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Kenrick High School. He earned his BS in Chemistry from Philadelphia College of Textile.

He was a successful entrepreneur, avid fisherman and Eagles fan.

To know Jim Hanlon was to love him. He had many friends from all over the world. He was generous and thoughtful, direct and funny. He was loved and he will be missed!

Due to the Coronavirus, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St Jude’s Hospital for Children.


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Craig Richards

May 23, 2020

The pleasure of knowing Jim Hanlon is a gift we all share. We will all remember him in our own special ways. He taught us all how to treat people. Whether he was meeting with the president of a large corporation or the janitor of the company, he treated them both with the same high level of dignity and respect. The effort was never rehearsed or forced. It was genuine. it was Jim. Patty and I had the honor of witnessing this magic on many occasions. We will also never forget the many sayings he had as I am sure we have all used them as our own on occasion. Well, at least I have.
He sometimes joked that he wouldn't make it to heaven. I think this is because he greatly underestimated the number of good things he did for people and the positive effect he had on everyone. I am sure he made it to heaven and wouldn't be surprised to hear that he's helping to run the place.
Marge, Bridget and Shane, thank you for sharing Jim with us all.
Rest in peace Jim (and Jimmy, too.)

Marcella Hotchkiss

May 21, 2020

I met Jim just before I moved from Oregon to Norristown at the Alehouse. He's the kind of man that always is upbeat and positive. No matter what's happening all around , he always has refreshing positive words. His gentle soul, kind heart, and smile will be missed by all. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Irene Williams

May 20, 2020

What a wonderful world we live in because of Jim Hanlon. He spread joy to everyone he touched. His greatest pleasures came from loving his family and friends and of course Sea Isle fishing trips and sunsets.

He played hard and he worked hard. He was generous, kind and oh so charming. He had a special affection for my 97 yr old mom whom he showered with gifts and attention and she treasured his friendship.

I am so lucky to have shared 40 yrs with the man who taught me so much about life. He built a successful business with employees who felt more like family because he took a personal interest in all of them. He attributed his success to his team and was very grateful for his good fortune. He enjoyed giving to charities and secretly paying off a layaway bill at K-mart during Christmas.

What an incredible journey it has been to be on the path with Jim Hanlon. I miss you my dear friend, you’re in my heart forever ❤️

Stanley Taylor

May 20, 2020


Stanley Taylor

May 20, 2020

To the family and friends, I've known a lot of people that dealt in the business that Jim made his primary business. He was always a FIRST BUSINESSMAN ; but more than that he was a first class person. Jim always treated me with respect and always gave his time to help people. I will sincerely miss my friend; we have known he other and have shared some many stories of family and friends, since 1980's. I know my friend had my friend had a great life and the last conversation we share. Love you Brother.........Love you my friend..........My deepest condolences to Margie and his family and friends.....I will truly miss you James R. Hanlon, Sr.

richard weaver

May 20, 2020

Jim was such a great guy,words can not even begin to tell you how nice and thoughtful he was

Tina Pham

May 20, 2020

Jim was one of our favorite customers at Solar Nails, every time he came in he always brought a smile to all our faces. We are all so lucky to have known him all these years and are incredibly sad that he is no longer with us. We send our deepest condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren and everyone he has touched. He will be greatly missed. - The Ladies of Solar Nails

Lisa Chlebowski

May 20, 2020

Jim, you were a wonderful person and will surely be missed. Rest In Peace friend.

John Satttler

May 19, 2020

Jimmy is back together with Jim Jr and life long friend Louie Hayes. There is going to be trouble in paradise!

Bob Pilotti

May 19, 2020

To Marge, Shane and Bridget
I knew Jim for 36 years and witnessed his success, pride in his family and the true delight his grandsons gave him. We shared many of the same colleagues in the plastics industry. He was always great company, generous with his time . What I admired most was his ability to really enjoy the people around him and make them feel good about themselves. I'm going to miss him greatly. My sincerest sympathy to you all.
Bob Pilotti


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