Local Loss in the Aftermath

It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our friend and colleague Jim Phreaner.  Jim died suddenly at his home on Monday with his wife, Linda, at his side.

Jim started writing for Chadds Ford Live as part of his retirement life after a career with the IRS.  He chose to join our staff because of his love of his community and his life long dedication to service.

Whatever the organization, the Quarry Swim Club, Birmingham Township Open Space Committee, Birmingham Friends Meeting, Jim’s contributions were numerous and cheerfully given.

We will miss his stories, his smile and propensity to leave everyone and everything he came across a little better for the encounter.

Thoughts shared by Jim's friends:

"Losing Jim is heart breaking.  He was sunshine for all of us."   Berdelle Wishart

"What a lovely tribute to a lovely man.  I've hung a "snipshot" of your shared photo on my office wall.  He did much of his IRS work at AstraZeneca, and it was always a happy day for me when our paths crossed on campus."  Judy Butler

"This is just so sad. "  Amy Brooks

"We really enjoyed the many meetings we shared together, his wit and warmth shone through time after time and he was truly a delight to have as a colleague......Jim will be sorely missed, certainly professionally, but for me, personally as he so often brightened my day." Mike McGann
"We liked Jim so very much, he was always super friendly and upbeat.

Please give our condolences to his wife."  Carolyn Templin
"So sorry to hear about the sudden death of Jim Phreaner. He was such a kind and friendly person." Diana Connor
"I feel so saddened for Jim's family.  He was such a joyful person even when there were difficulties and so many people relied on him.  He was a very good Friend to Birmingham Meeting in a myriad of ways. " Serita Spadoni

 

If you would like to add your comments and memories of Jim send then to business@chaddsfordlive.com

 

 

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About Emily Myers

Emily Myers has lived and worked in Chadds Ford for over thirty years.  She founded the parent company of Chadds Ford Live, Decision Design Research, Inc., in 1982.  ChaddsFordLive.com represents the confluence of Myers' long time, deep involvement in technology and community. Myers was a founding member of the Chadds Ford Business Association and currently serves on its board of directors.  Her hobbies include bridge, golf, photography and Tai Chi. She lives with her husband, Jim Lebedda, in Chadds Ford Township.

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