Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of Mr. McGinn today and thankful to have known him. I will always have fond memories of him at our house in Aston when we were kids, at political events and most importantly, at Dairy Queen, where he helped me get my first job as a teen. He was a gentle giant - a great sense of humor and always had a smile and was kind. Call me Jimmy, he would say to me. Jimmy, your spirit was a good one and you will be missed.

Posted by Karen Weldon Donaghy    July 31, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I have not seen Jim in many years, I have fun memories from our teens. God bless you all with comfort.

Posted by Eileen Lake - Coatesville, PA - Friend   July 30, 2018

Our deepest condolences to his family. Jim was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Linda and Bob Hibberd

Posted by A friend   July 30, 2018

Our Deepest Condolences to his family and friends ! Sincerely, The Goodman's

Posted by Journa Goodman - Aston, PA - Friend   July 28, 2018


To the almighty and his angles and saints accept our earthly friend "JIM". He accomplished many things for his beloved hometown, relatives, friends !!!
JIMMY you will be, and are sadly "MISSED" !!!!!! Sleep well "Commissioner".
Thank you for establishing : "Aston Township Veterans Memorial Gardens Foundation"

Jim Graham
Aston Twp. Veterans Memorial

Posted by Jim Graham - Aston, PA - Family Friend   July 28, 2018

As we pass through life we encounter many people come of whom leave a legacy for others to follow. Jim MCGinn leaves a legacy that we can all admire. Dedicated to his son and family Jimmy always took time to help others. No one has done more for the residents if Aston Township than Jim. But his legacy spread far beyond Aston to all parts of Delaware County and our state through his work as a Commissioner and County and State leader. For me, Jim was one of my most loyal friends and earned the respect of everyone in my family. As we reflect on the passing of Jim, let us remember all if those whom he touched, helped and inspired. The extended Weldon Family are all better off for having been able to call Jim our friend. Congressman Curt Weldon (1986-2007)

Posted by Curt Weldon - Glen Mills, PA - Friend   July 27, 2018

Jim was always there for you whenever you needed something. His dedication to our township is what made Aston the great township that it is. He was also one hell of an athlete growing up. Thank you, Jimmy. Proud to have known you. RIP friend.

Posted by Rob Locklear - Aston, PA - Friend   July 27, 2018

"Jim, we went through high school together and you were always feisty, determined, and always wanting to get things done. You transferred that "grit" into a fantastic dedication of public service for Aston Township and surrounding area. My deepest condolences to the McGinn Family.... Jim will be truly missed.

Posted by Nick Cirilli - Springfield, PA - Friend   July 27, 2018

JIm was always welcoming and knew the value of true Friendship !
A true DELCO man !
Bill McCrossan and Family
Ridley Twp

Posted by Bill McCrossan - Ridley Twp, PA   July 26, 2018

Jim you will be dearly missed I cant thank you for what all you did for me you were a man of your word. I enjoyed all the meeting we sat together. You were a great leader of U-Comp board. May you rest in peace.
Dave Barie Pittsburgh Pa jul 26 2018

Posted by dave barie - pittsburgh, PA   July 26, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the McGinn Family in the loss of your loved one, James "Jim", and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by A friend   July 26, 2018

You surely will be missed.I remember our Sun Valley Days. You were a great athlete, and a good friend to all of us. Rest in peace my friend. Artie Phillips.

Posted by Artie Phillip - Glenolden, PA   July 26, 2018

You sure will be missed by so many of your friends. I remember our Sun Valley days. You were a great athlete. May you rest in peace Jim. Your Friend , Artie Phillips.

Posted by Artie Phillips - Glenolden ., PA   July 26, 2018

I will always remember the help you game me when I was President of the PSATC. You were a fine friend and my God hold you tightly in his arms. May God Bless your family.

Cass and Jack Hanlon, Friends
Wilkins Township

Posted by Jack Hanlon - Pittsburgh, PA - Family   July 26, 2018

Rest in Peace Jim McGinn. Tell Nuss hi.

Posted by Regina Nusspickel - PA   July 26, 2018

We go way back, he delivered the Daily Times to my parents home on Old Pennell Rd. He hated walking down that hill but never missed. We played many pickup football games together on Holefelder Field. He was a pretty good quarterback. Later in life I worked with him on many police contracts. He was always more than fair and we never once had to go to arbitration. He will be missed by many. Retired Sgt. John Gualtieri.

Posted by John Gualtieri - Garnet Valley, PA - Friend   July 26, 2018

So sorry for your loss! He will be missed! Fly high with the eagle's my friend!!

Posted by David June Sr - Wilmington, DE - Family Friend   July 26, 2018

Posted by Joseph Grace - Chadds, PA   July 26, 2018

Jim wil be missed by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners where he was an active participant for any years. His dedication to the organization will be remember by many commisssioners from across the state. You were a friend to both Bill and me as well as the Central Association of Twp. Commissioners. Blessings to your family during this time of sadness. May God Bless your family during this the days ahead. RIP, Jimmy. Ginnie Anderson Kane and Bill Kane past Presidents of PSATC/Upper Allen Township

Posted by Ginnie and Bill Kane - Upper Allen Twp., PA - Friend   July 25, 2018

Jim was a big man with even a bigger heart. He was dedicated to his community and did many good things for them. Always a smile on his face and a joke from his lips. He worked his tail off for the PSATC and if he was your friend he would bring in more ads than ten Commissioners combined. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family. He will be in peace my friend.

Posted by Pete Ferraro - Ross Twp., PA - Friend   July 25, 2018

We always considered your our good friend, generous and caring. We will miss you. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Posted by Dave & Judy Hays - Crescent, PA - Family   July 25, 2018

Jim was a great man. He will be dearly missed. Rest in God's peace. Love Jim and Peg Camero

Posted by James Camero - Linwood, PA - Friend   July 25, 2018

Jimmy, .....You were always there for me when the political world got confusing for me. You were one of the people that took me under your wing, even though you always called me an "inplant" because I didn't grow up in Aston. (LOL) You always made me smile, and laugh ALOT!!
The day before you passed, I actually thought of you, as we were driving past DiNardo's in Wilmington, and smiled as I recalled everyone we were with when you took us there for crabs and what a fun night we all had as friends. I vowed, that I was going to try and touch base with you. I will be be forever sad, that I didn't have that chance. Thank you for your dedication to so many people in Aston, and thank you for being you.
May you rest in peace.

Posted by Lynda Kerstetter - AVONDALE, PA - Friend   July 25, 2018


Your dedicated service to Aston will be long be remembered. The most precious memory will be how you were so close to Matthew and his family. Sorry to see you go so soon, many prayers for you to rest in peace. Kathy, Marci and Jennifer.

Posted by Kathleen McInerney - Stewartstown, PA - Family Friend   July 25, 2018

We will miss you! Gina Weston Paul

Posted by Gina Weston Paul - Queen Anne, MD - Family   July 25, 2018

Our condolences go out to the McGinn Family. Growing up in Aston and knowing the McGuinn family they were part of Aston for as long as I can remember. Jimmie did wonderful things for the entire community and will be sadly missed. Over the last few years I have not seen Jimmy living far away but my early years being around him and the entire family have a lasting and fond memories growing up.
Rest in Peace my firend
Dom DiAntonio and Family

Posted by Dominic DiAntonio - Soddy Daisy, TN - Family Friend   July 25, 2018

So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the McGinn family. Jim was always a pleasure to be around. May he RIP.

Posted by Lynda Kimpel - Folsom, PA - Acquaintance   July 25, 2018


Jimmy... We have had some great times together over the past few years! You gave me sound advice when I became a Commissioner in Upper Chi and introduced me to some great people locally and across the State. I am really at a loss of words... You will truly be missed by many!!!

Posted by Nicole Whitaker - Upper Chichester, PA - Friend   July 25, 2018


We are going to miss you my friend. You were so much fun to be around. May God Bless you and your family.

Posted by Bill & Billie Poston - NATRONA HEIGHTS, PA - Friend   July 25, 2018

My condolences to the McGinn family. Mr. McGinn was a great man, and I think of him as part of my family. He was kind, thoughtful, and so funny; always knowing just what to do to make my siblings and I laugh. Growing up in Aston, I have many, many fond memories of Mr. McGinn to reflect on. I am so thankful for that, and I will cherish them. Thank you for everything, Mr. McGinn!

Posted by Kristin Weldon Peri - Glen Mills, PA - Friend   July 25, 2018

You were an Icon and Staple to Aston Township and its residents. You did so much to make our community a better place to live and raise our families. You will be truly missed by all of us.

Posted by Joe McColgan - Aston,, PA - Friend   July 25, 2018

Yes, we are not only losing a leader, but also a brother and friend.

Posted by Bill Gallagher - Linwood, PA - Friend   July 24, 2018

Sorry for the loss of jimmy as he was a very dedicated person to Aston pa for many decades god bless

Posted by Tom Gessler - Media, PA - Friend   July 24, 2018

RIP my friend, many good memories!

Posted by Michelle Fanelli - Family Friend   July 24, 2018

You are gone to soon. But will not be forgotten . Rest in peace

Posted by Bernadette Schukraft Wright    July 24, 2018


You will be sadly missed jim

Posted by Georgianna Devuono - Aston, PA - Friend   July 24, 2018