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Jim Young, Historical Society President

Jim Young, long time President of the Historical Society of Frankford passed away on December 13th.  The most obvious achievement during his tenure was the significant improvements made to the building.  He was always present and willing to explore new opportunities to promote the society.  He will certainly be missed by his friends and colleagues.

From the web site of Kain-Murphy Funeral Services:

On Dec. 13, 2019, Age 78 of Cinnaminson, NJ; Beloved husband of 50 years to Vi. Anne (nee Harvey); Loving father of Virginia Quinn (Kerry) of Cinnaminson, Lynn Casey of Palmyra, NJ, James (Stephanie) of Westampton, NJ & Christina Riley (Bob) of Brigantine, NJ; Cherished grandfather of Erica, Shannon & Emilie Quinn, Laurel, Devon & Liam Young, and  R.J. & Jesse Riley and Dear brother of Patricia Elser and the late Edna Nedby.

James graduated from N. Catholic HS and St. Joseph’s Univ.  He was an engineer for many years at The Frankford Arsenal and then The Picatinny Arsenal until he retired.

James’ family will receive friends on Sat., Dec. 28th after 9:30 AM, at Christ Episcopal Church, 500 Fourth St., Riverton, NJ 08077-1240; where the Celebration of James’ Life will begin at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of James may be made to the Church at the above address, where he faithfully served as an Usher or to The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124; where he was President and a dedicated supporter.