June 29th, 2022
JAMES J. GALLAGHER, 56, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. Jim is survived by his loving partner, Julie DeMasi, his siblings, Christine Wayslow (Alfred), their sons, Austin and Joseph of Cherry Hill, NJ; David (Angela), their daughters, Madeline and Sophia of Lebanon, PA. He is also survived by Julie’s children Vincent DeMasi (Olivia) of Quakertown, PA; Jesse and Rebecca DeMasi of Lansdale, PA and grandson Luca DeMasi. Jim is predeceased by his parents, Donald and Mary Louise Gallagher and nephew Joseph Siegel.
Jim was a 1984 graduate of Haverford High School. After working in restaurants and landscaping for many years, Jim went to Delaware County Community College to earn a Certificate as a Paralegal all while working as a bus driver for Garnett Valley School District. After graduating with honors, Jim got a job at the legal firm of McCann, Dillon, Jaffe & Lamb LLC in Wilmington, DE where he worked for the past several years.
An avid outdoorsman, Jim loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed the times he shared with his cabin-mates out in Western PA, as well as with his friends at a farm in Dillsburg, PA. Being outdoors was where Jim was happiest. He also enjoyed cheering for his beloved Flyers. Jim has also been a friend of Bill’s since 2007.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 17, 2022 at the Knights of Columbus Social Hall at 110 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. There will be a brief visitation from 2-2:30 followed by a memorial service at 2:30 with food and fellowship after. Just know, the hall only holds 120 people, please RSVP to 267.474.7547 to confirm attendance. Thank you.