James J. Urbach

  • Born: September 25, 1949
  • Died: January 25, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


James J. Urbach, of Philadelphia, passed away on January 25th, 2022 at the age of 72. He was the loving husband for 39 years of Maureen (nee O'Brien); beloved father of Aimie Ferrante (Keith), John Urbach, Regina Cardano (Robert), and Katie Urbach (Roy Campbell), devoted grandfather of Danny Cashman, Jake Ferrante, John Urbach, Jr., Michael Urbach, Jaiden Campbell, Owen Campbell, Nolan Campbell, Sophia Cardano, and Luke Cardano; and beloved brother of Joanne Crockett, and Jackie Linse. Jim will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Jim was predeceased by his parents James and Josephine Urbach.

Jim was graduate of Cardinal Dougherty Highschool, class of 1967. He was very patriotic and proudly served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. During his working years, Jim was employed as a Sergeant with the United States Postal Service Police. Jim enjoyed writing, and going to the shooting range. Jim was a devoted family man and loved taking family vacations to the Poconos.

Family and friends are invited to Jim's Life Celebration on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at St. Christopher's Church, 13301 Proctor Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19116. A funeral mass will follow at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jim's name to Bridge to Rescue Animal Shelter, 2820 Old Lincoln Hwy #4, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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I am so sorry this happened to you! You are the best father and Grandfather! We will always love and miss you! We were robbed of our father and it's not fair! I love you Daddy!

Posted by Aimie Ferrante - Philadelphia, PA - daughter   February 03, 2022

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Dear Maureen and Family,
Thinking of you at this sad time and hoping all of you are doing ok ... He will always be in your heart forever

Posted by Bernadette Griffin - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   February 02, 2022

Our Gang. Jim is in the Davy Crocket hat and I'm in the luau shirt and hat. This captured Jim's smile and fun, mischievous nature. RIP cuz until we meet again.

Posted by Rich Cordes - Berwyn, PA - Family   February 02, 2022

Posted by Rich Cordes - PA - family   February 02, 2022

Jim always found time to chat with me at all of our crazy family functions, yes our family is a little nuts, but aren't they all :) He was a genuine guy and always fun to be around. I hope Maureen and his family are holding up well, I'm sure he is greatly missed.

Posted by Jeff Jafolla - Doylestown, PA - family   February 01, 2022

Jim was more than a Brother in law, he was a friend. My family and I are very heartbroken over this loss. Jim was the kind of guy that you could talk to about anything... and I mean anything. He was always there for you whenever you needed him. Jim was a presence that will be missed at family parties but he will never be forgotten. Jim please slap John on the head for me...I love you both and miss you guys. Now I am going to have to find a new cornhole partner. You were the best and we are still the "Champions" on the New Board...Rest in Peace Jim and say hello to my friends Bella, Bailey and Luna.....Your favorite sister in law...Karen

Posted by KAREN O'BRIEN - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Family   January 31, 2022

Posted by Doris Strohm - Bristol, PA - acquaintance   January 31, 2022

Dear Gina,Bob and family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your father.
Your dad is now your angel looking over your
family.
God Bless!
Dot Griffith and Hank

Posted by Dot Griffith - Phila, PA - Friend   January 29, 2022

Prayers and Condolences to the family, friends and everyone that had the pleasure to work with and get to know Sgt. Urbach.
Rest well my Brother.

Posted by Capt. Bill Dixon - New Castle, DE - Coworker   January 28, 2022

Dear Maureen,
I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. I remember him as my brother Mike’s very good friend. He was always so pleasant around my family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
With warmest regards,
Eileen Scheb Lowery

Posted by Eileen Scheb Lowery    January 27, 2022

Maureen, Joanne, Jackie and all of the Urbach's,

I grieve with you over the loss of our Jimmer with whom I, along with Ritchie (Cordes) and the late Joey Cav spent most of our childhood withwe were a crew! There was a time when the Piazzola and Urbach family became one when Aunt Choy fell ill and all of us lived together in that tiny row home on Second Street.
We have the fondest of memories of Jimmer to cherish until the day when we all will be together with Jesus in paradise.

Blessings to all,

Cousin Joey Piazzola

Posted by Joey Piazzola - West Palm Beach, FL - Family   January 27, 2022

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Maureen - I am so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers

Posted by Anne McCaul - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   January 27, 2022


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Maureen, Joanne, Jackie and all of the Urbach’s, I grieve with you over the loss of our “Jimmer” with whom I, along with Ritchie (Cordes) and the late Joey “Cav” spent most of our childhood with…we were a crew! There was a time when the Piazzola and Urbach family became one when Aunt Choy fell ill and all of us lived together in that tiny row home on Second Street. We have the fondest of memories of “Jimmer” to cherish until the day when we all will be together with Jesus in paradise. Blessings to all, Cousin Joey Piazzola
Prayers and Condolences to the family, friends and everyone that had the pleasure to work with and get to know Sgt. Urbach. Rest well my Brother.
Jim, this is one of my favorite pictures from the mountains. There are many but this says it all....
Our Gang. Jim is in the Davy Crocket hat and I'm (cousin Rich) in the luau shirt and hat.
Our Gang. Jim is in the Davy Crocket hat and I'm in the luau shirt and hat. This captured Jim's smile and fun, mischievous nature. RIP cuz until we meet again.