Obituary of James McCullagh
McCullagh, James (Jim) Bernard, 98 of Riverview, FL passed into eternal glory on August 31, 2022, at Twin Creeks Assisted Living.
Born in Hemlock, Michigan on November 20, 1923, youngest of 7 siblings. James was a pillar in any community he resided in. He is survived by his 4 children – James P (Mary) McCullagh, Riverview, FL; Mary Jo (Pat) Kemp, Hartford City, IN; William T (Carol) McCullagh, Bangor, ME; Michael J (Angie) McCullagh, Corinth, ME; 14 grandchildren - Shannon (David) Lennon, Sarah (Justin) Ball, Christina (Nich) Kuzma, Andrew Poulson, Damon (Maddie) Kemp, Trevor Kemp, Matthew McCullagh-Stratton, Thomas (Myrtle) McCullagh, Emma (Andrew) Fitzgerald, John (Meegan) McCullagh, Gabrielle McCullagh, Dayna (Josh) Mansfield, Rachel Beckwith, Megan Beckwith & 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary L. McCullagh, grandson Vincent McCullagh & 6 siblings.
He was a World War II and Korean War Navy Veteran. He retired to Florida in 1981 from Wolohan Lumber Company (VP) that he cofounded in 1964. He established The Toymakers in New Port Richey, FL a volunteer group of people that makes wooden toys and donated them to Children’s Charities. From 1983 to 1997 over 120,000 toys were delivered. The organization is still flourishing. He has since volunteered with the Sun City Center Emergency Squad then further volunteered at South Shore Hospital in transporting. He is a lifelong member of numerous Catholic Churches. His hobbies included farming, coin collecting, woodworking, and tinkering with any home project. He is fiercely devoted to his family and always supported his children and grandchildren in their endeavors.
Proverbs 13:22a “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children…”
In lieu of flowers, please consider a dontation to: toymakers.org of New Port Richey.
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