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James William McSorleyVIETNAM VETERAN NAVY McSorley, James W. "Jim" 09/16/15 age 72 resident of Batavia. Devoted husband of Virginia Jane McSorley (nee Mueller) for 43 years. Devoted father of Katie (Brad) Deegan, Jim McSorley & Laura (Brandon) Snow. Brother of Peggy Shackley, Janie Bier, Beth Davis & Colleen Foster. Grandfather of Abby, Alex, Kristie & Sara Deegan, Emily, Nathan McSorley & Luke Snow. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Family will receive friends from Monday 10 AM until 11:45 AM all @ the Moore Family Funeral Homes 225 Spring Street. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon all @ the Holy Trinity Catholic Church 140 North 6th Street Batavia, Ohio 45103. Interment Arlington Memorial Gardens. Jim worked for Cincinnati Milacron until retirement in 2003.
I attended Holy Trinity Church in Batavia growing up. I fondly remember Jim using his beautiful voice as a cantor during many masses. Jim always had a smile for everyone and was so kind. May you rest in sweet heavenly peace, Jim. God Bless you and keep you.
anonymous Nov 10 2015 4:30 AM
Jim and I were never best Buddies in grade school or high school, but I always respected him and admired him for his spirit, energy, spark and spunk. His approach to young life was different than mine -- though I'd be pressed to further explain that assertion. Jim involved himself in living and learning with a relish that puzzled and probably intimidated me. I vividly recall him trying to sell me on the "Junior Achievement Program". He was aggressively pursuing his young life -- enriching his experiences -- and just flat out "going for it"! I was awed and impressed, but he was in a league beyond my grasp. To me, Jim was easy to know and easier to like. His passing saddens me deeply. Tom Schroot
Thomas Schroot Sep 22 2015 10:55 AM
Met Jim when he married Jane Mueller, a friend thru school, scouting and afterwards. He was always a delight, especially at the reunions. Easy to talk with and had a great smile. So sorry Jane and her family lost him so early...many good memories. Carol Reuter Lindeman, Class of 1959 MHHS
Carol Reuter Lindeman Sep 21 2015 10:23 AM
I have many, many wonderful memories............Love you Jimmy! Colleen
Colleen Foster Sep 21 2015 12:34 AM
Beth was Sister Brown and I was Carol Browner. She was such a nice teacher, she had me pass out cupcakes to all of the students. Jimmy came in to sit down and Beth yelled, "Don't sit on the cupcakes!" We had a great imagination....made Jim look twice before he sat down.
Colleen Foster Sep 21 2015 12:20 AM
When Jim was in high school and he had final exams,he got out early and took me to Tressler's pond on my sled and pulled while on his ice skates!!
Colleen Foster Sep 20 2015 11:43 PM
When Jimmy was in the Navy, in the middle of the night or anytime if you heard, "Jimmy's Home", you ran!
Colleen Foster Sep 20 2015 11:41 PM
Jimmy was in high school and I was a toddler. He got home from school early because it was final exams and he had a car to drive home. He took me with him to Tresler's huge pond. He ice skated and pulled me on the ice with a sled. Thanks Jimmy!! Love You Always! Colleen
Colleen Foster Sep 20 2015 11:23 PM
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649 sends their prayers and condolences to the family.
VVA649 Sep 20 2015 7:57 AM
A candle was lit in memory of James McSorley
schuyler martin Sep 19 2015 10:36 AM