James B. Jescavage

Male 1955 - 2010  (54 years)


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  • Name James B. Jescavage  [1
    Born 28 Nov 1955  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 2010 
    Person ID I10144  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Thaddeus Lewis Jescavage,   b. 1 Jan 1922, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1983  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Helen Kennedy Bennett,   b. 12 Feb 1922,   d. 9 Feb 2006  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Nov 1946 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Online Obituary - James B. Jescavage, 54, a resident of Timber Ridge and, formerly of Valley Crest, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born November 28, 1955, and raised in Kingston, he was a son of the late Thaddeus Lewis Jescavage and Helen Kennedy Bennett. James engaged in many activities at Valley Crest, and earlier through the ARC. He was an animal lover and faithfully attended religious services. James was known for his great sense of humor. He was determined to overcome his disabilities, and with the help of his devoted parents and many kind people he had many happy moments in his life. His family extends their appreciation to all the staff and volunteers at Valley Crest and Timber Ridge for the wonderful care he received. His sister, Paula Jescavage, died October 25, 2004. Surviving are sisters Karen Bernard and her husband, John, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., and Janet del Rosario and husband, Bartolome, of Marlboro, N.Y. Celebration of James' Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at McLaughlin's Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. A private service will be held at Hollenback Cemetery. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the ARC of Luzerne County, 183 Market Street, Kingston, PA 18704.

      Newspaper Article - 12 November 1962 - WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (API) Little Jimmy Jescavage is home from the hospital, but his condition remains poor. Jimmy, who is now six years old, has been in a coma since Sept, 18 when he was stricken with encephalitis (sleeping sickness). He was rushed to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and remained there until Oct. 28 when he was returned to his home in Kingston. Illness and pain are nothing new to the youngster. On April 12, 1961, Jimmy was taken to Geisinger Medical Center for surgery to remove a brain tumor. He was a patient two months before the first operation could be performed. Three other operations were required before returning in July, 1961, to his former home in Forty Fort. Since that 'time he had been holding his own against the prior affliction. The boy's father, Thaddeus L. Jescavage, reported doctors at the medical center labored long and hard to save his son's life. It was believed this had been accomplished until he was stricken with encephalitis. Jimmy is once again battling for his life. Jimmy's father is employed at the Kingston branch oi the Post Office Department. His mother is the former Helen Bennett of Forty Fort. Jimmy also has three sisters.

  • Sources 
    1. [S852] U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).