|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 2010|
James "Jim" Levi Aiken, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at his daughter and son-in-laws' home in Kennett Square. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin.
Jim was born in Kennett Square, PA on September 11, 1919, the youngest of five children of the late Robert and Sarah "Sadie" Sill Aiken. A 1937 graduate of Kennett High School, he was class Vice President and a varsity baseball player who was subsequently inducted into the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame.
On July 30,1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served 3 ½ years during World War II. A welder in civilian life, Jim was assigned to several Engineer Amphibian units in the Pacific Theater building landing crafts. Upon returning home from the service, he married his "girl" Theresa (nee Broeders) on May 1946 and together they had five children whom they were very proud of.
While Jim was a hard-working man that always provided for his family during his career as a skilled tradesman, his favorite activities included taking day trips, family dinners, hunting, wood carving, watching Phillies baseball, and helping family members with their electrical, plumbing, construction and assorted maintenance needs.
He will be greatly missed by his daughters Margaret "Peggy" Slaughter and husband Carl; Joan Przywara and husband Pat, and Mary Dolbow as well as sons Jim Aiken and wife Carol and Pete Aiken and wife Sue. He will also be greatly missed by his ten grandchildren: Jim, Bill, Bob, Karla, Beth, Jim, Phil, Erica, Rachel, and Rebecca and four great-grandchildren Alexis, Audry, Aiden, and Ava Rose
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years Theresa Aiken in 2005, brothers Robert, Howard, and George, sister Mildred, and his parents Robert and Sadie.
You are invited to visit with his family and friends from10:00 to 11:00 on Saturday morning, November 27, 2010 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA (Phone: 610-444-4116). His Memorial service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.
In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to the Kennett Education Foundation, 300 East South Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Published in The Daily Local on November 23, 2010
Theresa Broeders Aiken (1920 - 2005)
Union Hill Cemetery
Created by: Jeff Pincin Sr.
Record added: Nov 22, 2010
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