James L. Britcher

Born: Wed., May 27, 1953
Died: Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

Private Services


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 13, 2018
Location: Hollinger Funeral Home

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James L. "Jim" Britcher passed away on April 10, 2018 in the UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Hospital after battling years with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

He was born May 27, 1953 in Carlisle, PA to the late Loy E. and Jean (Neff) Britcher of Landisburg, PA.  Jim was employed in construction with the Laborers Union Local 1180 during his early career and transitioned to a truck driver for the last twenty-five years while driving for Super-rite and the last twenty for Giant Food Stores.  He always looked forward to driving the big truck again.

Jim enjoyed being an amateur photographer, taking thousands of photos not only for family gatherings and weddings but also at car races.  It was appreciated at both the South Mountain Dragway in Boiling Springs and the Beaver Springs Dragway in Beaver Springs, PA.  He knew that many people are thankful to have photo memories for generations.  He was a likeable gentle man of few words, seldom complained and always shared his compassion.

He is survived by his loving and supporting wife of forty-four years, Joanne Marcus Britcher of Carlisle, and one sister and many nieces and nephews.  He and his wife had no children but shared their love for twenty-one years with their late feline, Ashley, who hecontinued to miss.  While Jim could not work for a couple of years due to this dreadful disease, he took much of that time to bond with their newest feline, Alex. 

A viewing will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.  As requested by Jim, there will be a private graveside committal.  Jim had two public requests:  he wanted the Giant drivers to wear their uniform to his viewing and for his loved ones to stop smoking thus not to suffer as he did. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Donna Yarlett
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
So sorry to hear about Jim. Joanne he got his angel wings. You will never forget him. The time will fly by each day. You will always remember the great time you both had together. Always in prayer.

Robert and Connie Beitler
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. A very kind man who will be missed greatly.
Remembering fond memories of him with our children when they were young and growing up.

With deepest sympathy,
Bob and Connie

   Posted Wed April 11, 2018

So sorry to hear about Jim. I enjoyed taking care of him & am glad he's no longer suffering.


   Posted Wed April 11, 2018

Spring Bulb Garden Basket was sent by Kimberli Shadwick .

Spring Bulb Garden to be planted in memory of Uncle Jim. Our deepest sympathies. Love, Mae Marcus, The Gfroerer Family & The Shadwick Family from Virginia

Connie Motter
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Joanne, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.
May you find comfort and peace in your memories of him.


Connie Motter

Diane Rodgers
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Joanne -
My sincere condolences in this great time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Tran's family
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Hi Joanne,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
The Tran's family.

Melissa Glasser (former Giant computer room employee)
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Jim will always be with you in your heart and memories.


Missy Brownley
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May he rest in peace. God be with you during this time of sorrow.

Peggy Ashwell
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Joanne, So sorry to hear your loss of Jim, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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