The Life of James J Nania

Obituary - James J.  Nania, 85, of Drexel Hill, PA, died January 10, 2019 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he had been a a resident of Drexel Hill for over 50 years. A graduate of Overbrook High School, he served in the US Army. Employed as a Foreman by TJ Cope, Jim was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, where he was active in their Bingo Nights. He enjoyed cars, home repair and in his youth was an avid baseball player in the Phillies farm system. Known as the Mayor of Plumstead Ave., survivors include his wife of 56 years, Pat (nee Galbraith); Daughter, Jean Marie Nania, Son, James Michael Nania, Grandchildren, Stephanie, Gianna, Jennie & Jimmy Nania,  Eddie& Nicholas Peiffer, Step grandson, Billy Green and Great-Grandchildren, Jordan & Mia Nania

Service: Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3422 Dennison Ave. Drexel Hill, PA 19026,

Visitation:  9:30 am to Wednesday at the St. Charles Borromeo

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Arrangements: Toppitzer Funeral Home, Drexel Hill.




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Great Neighbor

Always made us laugh. Great neighbor in the neighborhood. He will be truly missed. RIP Jim  Love Joey & Maryann Pinto 


Posted by Maryann P on 01/15/2019

Great guy

Mr. Nania was my favorite customer when I worked at Drexeline Supermarket in the Deli. Really nice and great to talk with when he shopped. Very sorry for his family's loss

Posted by Melissa H on 01/16/2019


I remember would make his rounds around the building at NHS or come to my office to fix something. He would usually  sit down  and talk for a while....He always had a way to make the day better. He could always find a way to make me laugh. And he would always  drive me to work when my car was down. I will never forget him.


Posted by Cathy M on 01/16/2019

One of my favorite NHS coworkers

Jim was a great guy to work with.  He always had these stories to tell that would have me in stitches. He helped me clear out my garage one time and would drive by the house every now and then to make sure every thing was okay.  After he retired he would come back to the office to visit it was one of the bright spots to my day.  He will be greatly missed

Posted by Judy W on 01/22/2019