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James Shanahan

James J. Shanahan

Wednesday, December 15th, 1943 - Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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James J. Shanahan, of Warminster PA, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was 76.
Jim was a Chief Inspector for the Philadelphia Police Department. He was on the force for 38 years.
A long time resident of Philadelphia, Jim enjoyed spending the winter months in Pompano Beach, FL. In the summer months, he resided at the Regatta Club Condo Association in Wildwood, NJ, where he enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helen Shanahan; son, Mark Shanahan; brothers, Paul and Joseph Shanahan; and sister, Suellen Becker. Jim will be deeply missed by his children, Kelly Ehrgott (Doug), Gary Shanahan (Kristi) Kyle Shanahan and Sean Shanahan. Also, by his sister, Sheila Voce; many nieces and nephews; and 12 grandchildren, Kasey, Kati, Patrick, Mary Rose, Connor, Luke, Aileen, Ryan, Jake, Kyle, Brady and Kian.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11 AM at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 605 W. Street Rd., Warminster, PA 18974. Family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Delaware Valley, 6935 Airport Hwy Lane, Office 1, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday December 29, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    Tuesday December 29, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am
    Nativity of Our Lord Church
    605 Street Road
    WARMINSTER, PA 18974
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday December 29, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday December 29, 2020 11:00am
    Nativity of Our Lord Church
    605 Street Road
    WARMINSTER, PA 18974
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Private at the convenience of the family


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Posted at 11:27am
My deepest sympathy.
Jim and I were classmates at the FBI National Academy in 1986. Jim took me under his wing and gave me great guidance which had a positive impact on my future career.. I would speak to Jim regularly and looked forward to our conversations. God bless him and your family. He will be missed.

John Comparetto
Lt-NYPD Retired
Chief-Passaic County Sheriff’s Dept. Retired
FBINA 145th

John Tiers

Posted at 05:16pm
Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We shared many a time together. Rest in piece, Jim

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