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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
James B. Vandegrift
February 14, 1925 - July 12, 2016

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - St. David Church - 316 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-657-0252 - Map
Cemetery - Whitemarsh Memorial Park - 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 - 215-646-7500 - Map
Family Florist - Beth’s Flower Boutique - 369 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044 - 215-672-8901 - Map
Donation - Upper Moreland Music Patrons - C/O Upper Moreland High School, 2900 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-450-5359 - Map

James B. Vandegrift of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Luther Woods Convalescent Center. He was 91 years old. James was born February 14, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph Vandegrift and the late Lillian Vandegrift (nee - Bell). He is the loving husband of 54 years of the late Marianna Vandegrift (nee Zollo); father of James, Jr. (Marlo) and Joanne Hostvedt; grandfather of Beth (Greg), Magnolia, and Grace; great grandfather of Jillian; brother of J. Robert Vandegrift.

Jim was active with the Upper Moreland High School Marching Unit, Jazz Band, and was the Voice of Upper Moreland Marching Unit performances from 1972 until 1992. He was a member of the Upper Moreland Township Zoning Board. He attended monthly meetings of his Upper Moreland High School classmates until recently. Jim loved giving speeches about his military service as an Air Force Bombardier.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 and his Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. at St. David Church, 316 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 www.stdavidparish.org. His graveside service and military honors rendered by the United States Army followed at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Prospectville, PA 19002.

Religious services were conducted by Msgr. Richard Bolger, former pastor of St. David Church, 316 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 www.stdavidparish.org.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Upper Moreland Music Patrons, C/O Upper Moreland High School, 3900 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Family flowers arranged by Beth’s Flower Boutique 215-672-8901.

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