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1930 James 2023

James Peter deYoung

October 29, 1930 — October 12, 2023

Collingswood, NJ



James Peter "Jim" deYoung, 92, of New York City, passed away on October 12, 2023, in Philadelphia, PA. 

Born on October 29, 1930 to Lucille Wilson deYoung and Jay Whitcombe deYoung.  He was predeceased in death by his wife, Alice M. Coleman deYoung, his son, James Peter deYoung Jr, his mother, Lucille Wilson deYoung, his father, Jay Whitcombe deYoung, his sister, Diane Fox, his brother, Raymond(Buddy)deYoung, and his fondly remembered grandmother, Elizabeth Westcott Collette.

Jim is survived by his daughters: Marie deYoung, Elizabeth Massera, who always made him smile, Lucille deYoung and spouse John Puccio, Diane Hines and spouse John Hines, Alice deYoung and spouse Stephenie Yeung, granddaughters Bevin Gwiazdowski and partner Tom Boland, Alice Massera, and great-grandsons Thomas and James. He also leaves behind his friend Bob Timbers and lifelong friend Joe Habermann.

Jim was a proud graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York and later LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA.  

Jim served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had a successful career working for R.H. Donnelley, where he sold ads for the Yellow Pages. 

Jim was a lifelong chess player and loved playing on the beach walls in San Diego or challenging the Masters in Central Park, New York.  He also enjoyed taking long walks in the sunshine, dancing in the streets during summer festivals, and sun drenched park benches where he enjoyed watching his great grandchildren play. In his later years, Jim came to enjoy family gatherings, especially if they included pizza or a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs.  Jim was always fond of and greatly respected his son-in-law, John Puccio, who shared the caregiving responsibilities in Jim's later years.  

Jim will be missed by his family and shared times will be cherished.  

We'll catch you on the other side of the moon!

At Jim's request, a memorial remembrance will be held on a beach in Cape May when the sun is shining and the birds are flying high. 

Interment will take place at Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh, drenched in sunlight, overlooking Cooper River.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of James Peter deYoung.

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