James P. Reif

  • Born: June 5, 1944
  • Died: October 16, 2017
  • Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Son, Brother, Uncle and Cousin

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to James by adding your memories and photos.

James P. Reif, age 73, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy).

James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed with the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a Bell Hop.

James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia) and Albert V. Reif, Jr., (the late Esther), and his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Monday, October 23, 2017 9:00-11:50 AM The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 and to his Funeral Service at 12 Noon. Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Missing you dearly Jimmy Work jusy isnt the same without you ...

Posted by Danielle Eibes - Philadelphia - friend   November 29, 2017

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Floss Hyland - Holmes, PA - Family   October 22, 2017

The day I met Jimmy, as a veteran myself and volunteer in the VA Hospice unit, he ended his first sentence with "...until I die." So I had only perhaps five short visits with him, each of which enriched me. We spoke of this and that, his hospitality career, his childhood as a troublemaker, his love of the sunshine flowing in through his window and, of course, the Eagles. I pushed him down to the gift shop to stock up on snacks for his weekend TV watching. I marveled at his childlike love for ice cream, a weekly treat each Friday. And then just as he'd said, he was gone. Having consistently failed at eliciting a smile from him myself, I finally got to see him beam the time a young doctor came into the room and shared what was apparently an inside joke. And that's the way I'll remember Jimmy, who's resting comfortably now.

Posted by Phil Wagner - Wayne, PA - Acquaintance   October 21, 2017

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