In Memory

Jim McGreevey - Class Of 1951


DELPHI -- James E. "Jim" McGreevey, 76, of 5253 N. County Road 625 West, Delphi, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010, at his residence. He had battled cancer for the past six months.


Born April 6, 1933, in Carroll County, he was the son of the late John E. and Mildred M. Hoover McGreevey. He was a 1951 graduate of Delphi High School and attended Notre Dame University in South Bend. He served two years in the Army, stationed in Germany.


On Oct. 6, 1956, he married Carol Ann Lamb in Delphi, and she preceded him in death on June 14, 2009.

Mr. McGreevey and his wife owned and operated J&J Disposal Service for 28 years, then purchased the Delphi Pizza King, which they owned from 1985 to the present.

He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi, where he served on the parish council; and Delphi Lions Club, where he was past president. He was very active with the International Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, traveling with his wife to conventions all around the world; and the Delphi Chamber of Commerce, having received the community appearance award and, at the January banquet, the Samuel Milroy Award. He was also active with the Leader Dog Program through the Lions Club.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife in their RV across America, playing the piano and his family.

Surviving are four daughters, Vickie Smith (husband: Bob) and Brenda Dages (husband: Tim), both of Indianapolis, Terrie Kenney (husband: Wayne) of Waterloo, Ind., and Kellie M. Martin of Delphi.

Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Friends may call Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home in Delphi, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi, Fr. Peter Vanderkolk officiating. Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi, with Delphi and Camden American Legion, and Delphi VFW Military Rites. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Association and/or American Lung Association; envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences to:

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10/18/10 02:57 PM #1    

Jodi Lewis (Acosta) (1989)

I just saw this post and was sad to hear of Jim's passing. I was a classmate with his daughter, Kellie but also an employee of his at Pizza King while I was in high school. I enjoyed working with him and felt like he was a positive role model for me during that time. I just want to send my best wishes to his family.

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