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1951 James A. "Melvin" Jamison Sr. 2024

James A. Jamison Sr.

June 18, 1951 — April 25, 2024

Oreland, PA

James A. Jamison Sr. or "Melvin" as he was often known, age 72, died peacefully surrounded by his family, at home in Oreland, PA on April 25, 2024. Born and raised in Glenside, PA, he was the son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Margaret (Tague) Jamison. Jim attended St. Luke's school and graduated from Bishop McDevitt HS in 1969. He served as a medic in the Army until 1971, then went on to forge a successful career in the masonry restoration business, co-founding several companies over the years. 


Jim was one of 10 children and is predeceased by siblings Billy, Jerry, Lonny Jr., Charlie, Patty (McNamara), Frank and Mike. He is survived by his three children Gina Nesbitt (Christopher), Elizabeth Lee (James) and James Jamison Jr. along with brother Jack Jamison (Kathy) and sister Katie Sullivan (James). His three grandchildren Michael, Elena and Margaret "Maggie" Lee were his greatest joy in life, and he was so proud to be their "Pop Pop." He will also be missed by his in-laws Cindy, Marianne, Mary, Jimmy, Andrea, Rosemary, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He remained close with his ex-wife Maureen “Binny” who helped care for him until the end. 


Jim will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, hard work ethic, incredible storytelling and sense of humor. He loved the Jersey shore, fishing, driving and hellraising. He loved all people, making conversations and connections even with complete strangers. People would often seek out Jim’s expertise on all manner of things but especially about construction or home repairs. The restoration of many buildings, churches and structures in the Philadelphia area are sites he worked on and was proud of. Most of all he was a loving Dad, adored Pop Pop, dear brother, trusted uncle, cousin and friend whom we were lucky to know and love.


Jim had a great team of doctors and nurses who cared for him over the years. Our family is grateful to them and especially the team at Keystone Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to them here: https://keystonecare.com/donate-today/.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday May 31st 2024 at Flourtown Country Club 150 McCloskey Rd Flourtown, PA 19031. Visitation and remembrances from 10:30am-12pm.

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