James (Jim) G de Benedictis

  • Died: January 26, 2019
  • Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home

378 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

Tel. (215) 757-3331

Tribute & Message From The Family

James (Jim) G. de Benedictis, 96 of Gettysburg, PA, formerly of Langhorne, passed away on January 26, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Mary "Sue" (nee Smith) de Benedictis. Loving father of Paul (Leigh Marshall), Diane de Benedictis (Monica Montanez), Susan Kratz (Dan), Stephen (Shannon Malone-de Benedictis) and the late Brian de Benedictis. Caring grandfather of Christine, Alex, Kristen, Ryan and Kimberly. Great grandfather of Dominic and Theo. Dear brother of William "Bill" de Benedictis and the late Edith Thallmayer and Pauline LaVerghetta.

Jim enlisted after Pearl Harbor and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps' 570th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bombardment Group (H), 8th Air Force in Framlingham, England, during World War II, from 27 July 1943 until 25 June 1945. He was a ground crew chief for four B-17s. After the war Jim used the GI Bill to attend Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University) where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. As he progressed as an engineer Jim specialized in industrial water treatment working at the Tennessee Valley Authority, Culligan, and Purolite eventually becoming a nationally recognized expert in the field.

Jim and Sue lived in Langhorne for over forty years where they raised their five children. Jim was active in Our Lady of Grace Parish where he was an usher and supported Catholic Charities drives. He was also a friend of the Langhorne Historical Society and a member of the VFW where he proudly represented soldiers from World War II.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jim's Life Celebration Monday, February 4, 2019, 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Dunn Givnish of Langhorne, 378 South Bellevue Ave and Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10:00AM to 11:00AM at Our Lady of Grace Church, 225 Bellevue Ave, Penndel, PA 19047. Followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal


It was very sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Jim. He was always very nice to me and loved his nephew, Mark Thallmayer, very much. May your soul rest in peace and in the arms of the angels rejoice in the presence of Our Lord.

Posted by Jeanne Marie Thallmayer - Spring Brook Township, PA   February 05, 2019


My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of cousin Jim deBenedictis. I remember a tall, gracious man who loved family and was very proud of his children. May God comfort you in this time of grief and bless you with many loving memories.

Posted by Joy(D'Amico) Dodge - Malvern, PA - Family   February 04, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss.May the God who binds up the broken hearted and comfort all who mourn sustain you and your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61 :1,2

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one James de Benedictis. May this bring you comfort in knowing that God knows your pain, and he cares for you, and will help you through this difficult time. 1Peter 5:6,7

Posted by Angelina - New York   February 01, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences to the family
and friends. Losing a loved one in death is never easy. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again.

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2019

May God comfort you through his word to help you during this difficult time and to give you a hope toward the future. John 6:40

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2019

So sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. He was always interesting to talk with especially when we had him and Uncle Bill, Phil D'Amico together. The classic picture was the bachelor with everyone in white shirts and skinny black ties. Those guys knew how to party! Deepest sympathy! Rich & Jody Hammond

Posted by Richard Hammond - Fort Washington, PA - Family   January 31, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jim led a long and wonderful life. He will be remembered by all whose lives he touched

Posted by Chet Marshall - Culver, IN - Family   January 30, 2019


Jim's life is one well lived as his loving family continues to do so.
When looking back on Jim's life, let us cherish the fond memories
to comfort our sorrow. The William (Bill) De Benedictis Family

Posted by William De Benedictis - Warminster, PA - Brother   January 29, 2019

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