James Scanlon

November 08, 1934 - January 24, 2019

Visitation: Sunday, 2-8PM, Devlin Funeral Home of the North Hills, 806 Perry Hwy.

Service: Monday, 9AM, St. Peter Church, 720 Arch Street, Pgh, PA 15212

James P. Scanlon
Age 84, of the Northside, on Thursday, January 24, 2019; Beloved husband for 54 years of Cassy (Joyce); Loving father of Colleen Helander (Gary), James Scanlon, Jr., Kathleen Comini, Catherine Regan (Jamie), Kelly Ann Hoffman (Grant), and the late Maureen Vojtash (survived by Tony); Also survived by many loving grandchildren; Jim was preceded in death by his many siblings; Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Peter Church, 720 Arch St. Pgh, PA 15212, on Monday 9:00AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Church or Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pgh, PA 15212. Jim’s family and friends will always fondly remember his favorite saying: “I’d rather be here than at work!”


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  • Tina Mobley & John McAvoy

    Rest in peace brother Boilermaker and friend.

  • Sam Leccia

    I am sorry for the loss of Jimmy. we had worked together & had a lot o fun & laughs. I will miss him.
    Rest in Peace ,Jimmy Your friend Sam Leccia


    rest in peace my friend, i will never forget the great times at st peters grade school

  • Gerard Joseph Kaelin

    The novel that was Jimmys life will never be written, a true tragedy. He was the best and funniest man all of his friends have ever known. The stories and humor are legendary. There’s never been anyone else like him. We mourn his passing but can’t help but smile at the thought of all the great memories, the times we had together. He was the ambassador and spirit of the North Side, and the toughest – pound for pound fighter we all looked up to. A legend passed. Love you always.

  • Jimmy lydon

    Rest in peace my brother semper fi Marine ,love you always .Will be missed from the brotherhood of local 154 Boilermakers

  • K

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you “the peace that surpasses all understanding” during this difficult time.

  • Dan Carmody

    To my Ricoh friend and colleague Cassy, you and your family are in our prayers. Condolences from Dan C. and family.

  • Kathy Byknish (Besser)

    With sympathy and sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Sending each of you a hug and letting you know that you are on my mind.
    I know that each time I thought of a memory of Uncle Jimmy, it has always brought a smile to my face and I am sure it will continue to do so.


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