Leo S. James Monday, September 3, 1923 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Leo S. James, of Coatesville died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Hickory House Nursing Home, Honey Brook. Born in Dunlo he was the son of the late George and Sara Behe James. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Libby” J. James with whom he shared 69 years of marriage before her death in November 2015. Leo served in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Our Lady of Consolation in Parkesburg. After 36 years of service, Leo retired from the Reading Railroad. Leo was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a life member of the VFW Post #287. He played AAA baseball for the VFW and won a state title in 1948. He was an avid fisherman. He was a Philadelphia Sports Fan and a Penn State Fan. Leo is survived by his daughter Elizabeth E. Morrow and her husband Richard of Coatesville and a son Patrick F. James and his wife Cheryl of Schuylkill Haven. He is survived by 7 grandchildren: Norman W. Refford, Jr., Tamara L. Messner, Corissa L. James, Megan D. Toomey, and Katelynn M. James, Ryan O. Morrow and Richard C. Morrow, 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Katherine Daniels of San Diego, CA. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Roy James. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Consolation. Family and friends may call from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will be in Our Lady of Consolation Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in his honor may be made to Our Lady of Consolation, 603 W 2nd Ave, Parkesburg, PA 19365.