James E. McDonald
James E. McDonald, 80, of Kensington, MD, (formerly of Washington Crossing, PA), passed away Wednesday at Arden Courts, Kensington, MD.
Born and raised in Waterbury, CT, Jim attended Crosby High School and then the College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA where he earned a B.S. in Economics. Upon graduation, he moved to Philadelphia to attend the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a long-time employee of IBM.
Jim was an avid golfer, playing through the rain and cold at Trenton Country Club and serving on their Board of Directors. He enjoyed playing bridge and, like golf, occasionally played well. In his later years, he moved to Rehoboth Beach, DE, and spent his early mornings walking by the ocean.
He was a great husband, father, brother and friend.
Son of the late Francis and Margaret Kelly McDonald, and husband of the late Jane K. McDonald, he is survived by four daughters, Kathleen F. McDonald of Rehoboth Beach, DE, M. Kelly McDonald of King of Prussia, PA, Nancy E. McDonald of Washington, DC, and Ellen McDonald of Takoma Park, MD; one son, Michael N. McDonald and his wife Maria of Washington, DC; 2 grandchildren, Robert White and Timothy McDonald; and sister, Julie McDonald, and four brothers, Francis, John, Vincent and Paul McDonald of Middlebury, CT.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 – 8pm at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing, NJ 08618.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday10:30AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 44 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ 08530.
Burial will follow in Ewing Church Cemetery, 100 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org.
Posted on 31 Mar 2016 by MFH