James (Jim) J. McAleer
James (Jim) J. McAleer, age 72 of Goodyear, AZ passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2018. He was born December 12, 1945, in Philadelphia, PA to Harry McAleer and Anna Fair. Jim graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and Villanova University. He served in the US Navy as a pilot, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Upon discharge, Jim worked as an Independent Commercial Insurance Broker. He began a second career in market research for ABC Entertainment. After retiring, Jim served on the PebbleCreek Community Patrol. Jim was a lifetime Philadelphia Eagles fan and ticket holder and was thrilled when they won the Superbowl!
Jim is survived by his wife, Joanna McAleer; sister, Mary Ann McQullers (Robert); brothers, Frank McAleer (Mary), Edward McAleer (Chris), and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to your favorite charity in Jim’s name. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.