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James Joseph McCamley

September 4, 1937 — June 5, 2021

James J. McCamley Sr., age 83, of Dushore, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at his home, with his loving family at his side.


          Jim was born in Philadelphia, on September 4, 1937, a son of the late Joseph Patrick and Stella Lange McCamley.  He attended St. Hugh’s Catholic School.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1963.


          Jim was employed by Athos Steel Company in Philadelphia, PA.  He married Mary Lou Sander of Philadelphia, on April 11, 1964. They moved to Sullivan County in 1974, and Jim began working for Rheem Textile, later Hoffman-New Yorker, from which he retired in 2000.


          Jim was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, PA.  He loved to read, hunt and fish and was a member of the Sullivan Inn’s dart team.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He really enjoyed time with his family and watching the Philadelphia Eagles football games.





Mary Lou                                                  home


Two sons and a daughter-in-law:

Jim McCamley                                          Dushore, PA

John McCamley & Lisa Cooper              Yardley, PA


Daughter and son-in-law:

Julie (Ron) Bahl                                       New Albany, PA


Three grandsons:

James McCamley III

Carsyn McCamley

David Desario



John (Patricia) Sander                              Rockport, TX

Edward Sander                                         Tucson, AZ


He was also survived by 14 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews, and 27 great-great nieces and nephews.


          He was predeceased by a sister, Julia McCamley and a brother, Joseph McCamley.


          A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM, from the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major, his pastor, presiding. 


          At the conclusion of Mass, Military Honors will be accorded by members of the United States Army Honor’s Detail.


          Friends and family may call Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA, from 9:00 A.M. until the start of the transferal service.


          The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials in his memory may be directed to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38105,, or to the: Cares Foundation, 2414 Morris Ave #110, Union, NJ 07083,


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Dushore, PA 18614

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

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