DELAWARE COUNTY SHERIFF’S RESERVE UNIT FALLEN OFFICERS
James “Jim” W. McGinn January 12, 1950 – July 20, 2018
James “Jim” W. McGinn 68 of Aston, died on July 20, 2018.
Born in Chester, Jim was raised in the McCafferty Village section of the city before moving to Aston as a young boy.
Devoted to his township, Jim remained in Aston serving as a township commissioner for over 39 years. He was the president of the board for ten years from 1996 to 2005 and also served as vice president. Jim dedicated his life to Aston and spent special attention to issues related to police and senior citizens, chairing both committees. He was also an honorary lifetime member of the Aston Township fire department. While a driving force in more community projects than one can count, Jim’s dedication and fundraising prowess led the way to the completion of the Aston Community Center in 1997 and the Aston Township Veterans Memorial Garden at Five Points in 2009. He had a strong view of the importance of local government and was deeply involved in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners serving various roles on the executive committee for two decades and as president for 2000-2001. His pinnacle moment with the organization came in 2001 when Governor Ridge named him township commissioner of the year.
He worked as an account executive for RT Opdendaker & Sons Trash Removal.
/He was the son of the late Daniel P. and Beatrice (nee Brown) and brother of the late Joan Klinger, Daniel P. McGinn Jr., and John X. Jim is survived by his son Matthew J. McGinn (Melissa); siblings Catherine “Kay” Gaspari (Rocco), Joseph and Patrick and his grandchildren, Maggie and Luke. Jim was a member of St. Joseph’s parish in Aston.
Stephen A. Maugeri, -2017
Stephen A. Maugeri died peacefully April 17, 2017 at his home in Garnet Valley, after a courageous battle with cancer. His wife Judi and sons Justin and Adam were by his side. Stephen was raised and educated in Philadelphia and resided in Garnet Valley for the past 23 years. He was a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School and earned his BA Degree from Cheyney University and his Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University. Stephen continued his education earning a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Villanova University. He was retired from the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, where he taught and inspired many students over the course of his career. Stephen was also a court crier for the President Judge at the Media Court House, a member of the Bethel Township Sewer Authority, and a Lieutenant in the Delaware County Sheriff Reserve Unit. He had a black belt in Karate, enjoyed driving his Corvette, and vacationing at the beach. Stephen was a loving husband, son, father, brother, and uncle who loved spending time with family, his 2 dogs, and his friends. Throughout his battle with cancer he remained upbeat and positive. He strived to live his life to the fullest and he did that every day. Stephen had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. His favorite holidays were Halloween and Christmas and he decorated his house to the fullest! He loved that fact that people drove by to see his lights. In the summer, he loved working in his garden and sharing his veggies with everyone.
Robert J. Jurich, 1946-2015
Robert J. Jurich, 68, of Glen Mills, died suddenly on April 26, 2015. Born and raised in Aston, Bob lived at his late residence for 35 years. He graduated from St. James HS in 1964 and received a B.A. in Psychology from LaSalle College. Bob was President of A. J. Jurich, Inc. in Aston and a former Math teacher at St. James HS. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Knights of Columbus 3rd degree, Chester Historic Preservation Committee, USA-Transp. Security Admin.’Highway Watch’; and the Wounded Warriors Project. Bob was a lifetime member of both the St. James Alumni Assoc. and the Delco Anglers Assoc. He was on the Suburban Contractors Board of Directors for 25+ yrs. and he was a Delaware County Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Bob was a world traveler and a deep sea, cave and wreck scuba diver. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Colleen M. Lyons Jurich; daughters Nicole MacMillan (Darrin) and Heather Jurich; grandchildren Caiden, Logan, Brooklyn and Rowan; sisters Janice Rossi (Charles) and Diana Chiappetta and sister-in-law, Laura Jurich (Duke).
Daniel P. McGinn Jr., -2011
Dan was a graduate of St. James High School and Widener College. He was an entrepreneur, business owner and avid traveler. He also loved playing golf and spending time with family and friends. He was known in particular for his quick smile and even quicker wit. President of Super Value Beverage Stores in Linwood. Member of the Delaware County PA Sheriff’s Reserve Unit.
Predeceased by his father, Daniel P. Sr. and his brother John A. McGinn.
Survivors: Beloved husband for 45 years to Christine C. McGinn (nee Gledhill); devoted father to his son, Daniel P. III of Brookhaven; daughter, Christina C. of West Chester. Also survived by mother, Beatrice McGinn (nee Brown) of Linwood; sisters, Joan M. Klinger of Wayne and Katherine B. (Rocco) Gaspari of Linwood; brothers, James W. of Aston, Joseph F. (Judie) of Linwood and Patrick of Brookhaven; and grandchildren Kerri, Aidan and Brendan McGinn.