James H. Colgan, Sr.

  • Born: July 6, 1946
  • Died: December 28, 2019
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063

Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Hawthorn Colgan, Sr. 73 of Media passed away Saturday December 28, 2019 at the Kindred Hospital of Havertown. He was born July 6, 1946 in Ridley Park, PA to the late George H. & Melva (Phillips) Colgan. James retired from Aqua America water company after more than 35 years. He was a devoted member of The Blue Church in Springfield, PA.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother George.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Lucille Mary (DiLeonardo) Colgan; his son, James Colgan Jr, daughter-in-law Stephanie (Hinkle) Colgan, brother, David, sister Maryanne and his beloved granddaughter whom he adored Kylie Colgan

Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial visitation on Saturday January 4th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Home 43 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. A prayer service will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Some of my favorite years at the water company were spent with Jimmy. From our days in a meter reading crew truck to our days repairing and testing meters. Jim made me laugh and glad to come to work each day. Not a mean bone in his body. Rest In Peace partner. Well miss you

Posted by Dave Mcintyre - Havertown, PA - coworker   January 04, 2020

Sad to hear of Jimmy's passing. I had left several messages only to find out today of his passing. I knew Jimmy was ill but did not realize how serious. He used to call me Partner...we started working together when Aqua was formerly called Philadelphia Suburban Water Co. We go back a long time. I'll keep his wife and family in my prayers. Walt Connell

Posted by Walt Connell - Pottstown, PA - Coworker   January 03, 2020

Uncle Jimmy May you Rest in Peace. You were a very caring and kind man who loved his family very very much...Thanks for all the laughs and smiles you gave us all...You will be missed....
Judy Bloomfield

Posted by judy bloomfield - OCALA, FL - Family   January 03, 2020


Jim was kind, a moral man, funny but most of all loved his family. He was always ready to share time talking about the Lord. We are blessed to have him touch our lives. May the healing gift of time and timeless love of God carry you all gently through your loss. god! Bless, the Hallman's ( cousins)

Posted by Terri Hallman - Trainer, PA - Family   January 03, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Jim at Aqua for over 20 years. I will always remember him as a gentle giant who adored his dog and always took the time to stop and say "Hi" when he saw us working. To his family I offer my deepest condolencecondolences. Please know that Jimmy was loved and respected by his many friends at Aqua. I wish you all peace and comfort in this very sad time.

Posted by Dianne Owen - West Chester - Friend   January 02, 2020

I knew Jimmy for over 50 years.in all that time I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. He will be sadly missed.

Posted by Bill Meagher - Narberth, PA - Friend   January 02, 2020


You were a kind and gentle man who will be missed.

Posted by John and Abby DiLeonardo - Cape Coral, FL - Family   January 01, 2020

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