James William Tumelty, 77, of League City, Texas passed away peacefully in his home on March 8, 2016. He was born to James and Marie Lynn Tumelty on March 16,1938. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1956. Jim was a loving husband, father of two, with five wonderful grandchildren and two perfect great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Jane Marie Dunican Tumelty, daughter Lynn Marie and her husband David Thompson of League City, his son Tim Tumelty and his wife Jennifer of Arnold, MD, five grandchildren Charles Thompson, and his wife Ramsey, Joseph Thompson, Mary Beth Thompson, Matt Tumelty and Lizzy Tumelty, and two great grandchildren Pierce and Cora Thompson. He is survived by brother Tom and wife Betty. In addition he was loved by his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was a proud member of the US Air Force, from 1956 to 1960, and a lifelong patriot of all armed forces. Jim was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in League City, and a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Moorestown New Jersey for 42 years.
Jim loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all his extended family. He enjoyed the theatre, ballet, collecting toy trains, trucks and lead soldiers, decorating for Christmas, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, coaching baseball, being a Boy Scout Leader, traveling, amusement parks, sporting events with family, and telling a good joke.
A Catholic Memorial Mass will be held on Monday March 14th at 10:00AM at St Mary Catholic Church at 1612 East Walker Street, League City, Texas. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday April 2nd at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel at 42 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ.
Interment will be on Saturday April 2nd at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Cheltenham Avenue and Easton Road, Philadelphia, PA.
In lieu of flowers, Mass cards would be appreciated or donations to the Knights of Columbus, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker Street, League City, Texas.