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James Wilson Harper

February 10, 1931 September 13, 2019
James Wilson Harper
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Obituary for James Wilson Harper

James Wilson Harper, 88, of Ambler, died on September 13, 2019 at Foulkeways at Gwynedd. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Castner) Harper for over 30 years. He was born in Riverton, NJ on February 10, 1931 to the late John C. and Mary Gahring (Price) Harper. Jim was a graduate of Wilmington Friends High School and the University of Virginia where he studied biology and pre-med. He attended medical school at Temple University for one year, and later decided he didn’t want to become at doctor. He spent his career in the pharmaceutical industry. Jim was a Senior Director for clinical research support for Johnson & Johnson for 23 years. He and his wife Nancy enjoyed working on and maintaining their “fixer upper” home in Lower Gwynedd. Jim was a talented and creative woodworker making many wonderful items for his children through the years. He was athletic, energetic, enjoyed swimming at the pool, skiing, surf fishing and gardening. He enjoyed traveling to Europe for skiing and the Outer Banks, NC for fishing. He was a member of the Associates of Clinical Pharmacology, where he served as President. In addition to his wife Nancy, he is survived by 3 sons James W. Harper, Jr. (fiancé Linda Tomaquindici), Mitchell P. Harper, David G. Harper, a brother John C. Harper, III (wife, Patty), his former spouse Janet M. Harper, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation from 10-11 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name can be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation. www.parkinson.org. Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

18

Sep

10:00 AM 9/18/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ciavarelli - Ambler

951 E. Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Ciavarelli - Ambler
951 E. Butler Pike Ambler 19002 PA
United States

Memorial Service

Wednesday

18

Sep

11:00 AM 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ciavarelli - Ambler

951 E. Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Ciavarelli - Ambler
951 E. Butler Pike Ambler 19002 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Whitemarsh Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1169 Limekiln Pike
Prospectville, PA 19002

1169 Limekiln Pike Prospectville 19002 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parkinson's Foundation

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