McGETTIGAN, JAMES P. "Jimbo" - 58, a lifelong resident of Atlantic City. was taken, on the evening of August 6th, 2015, by a swift and virulent cancer. Jim's brilliant intellectuality, coupled with a razor Irish wit and keen eye for the absurd, formed the basis of his unique personality. Both an expert storyteller and an earnest listener, Jim will be sorely missed and fondly recalled by all whom he encountered. By family and many friends, he will always be remembered for being unerringly and with compromise, himself. Jim attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Grammar School and Church, where his zeal for learning was fostered and recognized. It was not unusual for Jim to present lessons to his classmates using painstakingly handcrafted models and exhibits. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1974, having formed many lifelong friendships while in attendance. He furthered his studies at The University of Dayton and Stockton University, graduating Summa Cum Laude on May 6, 1996, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and receiving a Program Distinction award in Language and Literature. Jim was employed by Stockton University for 25 years, serving as Technical Library Assistant in the Richard E. Bork Library. James was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Alberta McGettigan. He is survived by his father, James; his sister Bridget McGettigan Healy; brother John McGettigan; nephews Christopher McGettigan and Brendan and Conor Healy; and nieces Maeve and Alana Healy. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated for James Patrick McGettigan on his birthday, September 13, 2015, at 2:30PM in St. Nicholas of Tolentine RC Church, Tennessee and Pacific Avenues, Atlantic City. Jim's family would like to establish a scholarship in his memory, at Stockton University. Gifts in remembrance may be mailed directly to The Stockton Foundation, 101 Vera King Ferris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.

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