The Life of James Dewey Hardy Jr.

JAMES DEWEY HARDY, JR., 87, passed peacefully on March 6 at the Veteran's Hospital in Coatesville, PA.  Mr. Hardy was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and the University of Pennsylvania. He lived most of his adult life in Paoli, PA. and spent his career in advertising, both in Philadelphia and New York City.  Jim was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He was an avid sportsman and gun collector, enjoyed tennis and dabbled as a playwright.

The devoted son of the late Fannie M. and James Dewey Hardy, Sr., upon his death, Jim established a scholarship named for his parents. Its' purpose is to benefit deserving Upper Darby High School students in furthering  their education.  It was Jim's teacher Miss Geisinger who inspired him through both her teaching and philanthropy. 

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