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James Joseph "Jim" Clancy

James Joseph "Jim" Clancy
  • December 29, 1960 - October 20, 2016
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
    8450 North 43rd Street
    Augusta, MI 49012
  • West Michigan Association for the Deaf
    P. O. Box 702
    Lawton, MI 49065

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“My condolences go out to the Clancy family on James death, particularly to Donna.I can remember James coming to Donna's conferences and the interest...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: dave Mayer - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am sorry for your loss. God will open his hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16 ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim alway had car problems and I would always help him fix them. We always laughed too hard and then we would cry and our stomachs hurt from laughing...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Melvin "MAC" Clark - Lawton, MI

“Dear Tim,I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dear brother, Jim. My heartfelt sympathies are with you, your mother, and your entire, lovely...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Melanie Fayling - Richland, MI

“He's such as good man and good father! I called him as Uncle Jim also we had enjoyed watching football about Notre Dame !!! Go Irish!!! We had good...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Walter Lowell - Paw Paw, MI

“Jim was a good friend of mine and was a great person. He was warm and thoutful person. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .I wish...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Fred and Vicky Frye - Niles, MI

“Mrs. Clancy, Tim and family. Jim was a cool "dude", He was always a joy to be around. His beautiful obituary tells it all. My condolences and prayers. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Morrett - Richland, MI

“We will miss Jim greatly! He and our son, Kevin Allan, were great friends. Jim was a groomsman at Kevin and Sherri's wedding. Jim was so friendly...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Ray and Karen Allan - FL - Friend

9 of 25 | Posted by: LINDA Clancy - Mishawaka, IN

“My condolences and sympathies go to the Clancy family and to his daughter Donna... I cannot believe that Jim is gone I have known him for 33 years...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Dianne Lane - Kalamazoo, MI

“My sincere sympathy to all of Jim's family. I remember his kindness and very happy attitude. Haven't seen him in so long, it was nice to see his...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Karen Levene - AUGUSTA, MI

“Sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. I remember working with him at the Anchor Inn many years ago. He was a sweetheart. Dana Dubnicka ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Dana Dubnicka - Augusta, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Saying Prayers for the Family. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Ed and Sharon Knauss - Portage, MI

“I have fond memories of Jim. I drove special education car for Galesburg Schools and drove him back and forth to school in the mid 70's. What a smart...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Stoken - Galesburg, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with my Clancy friends. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Rick Hess - Friend

“I'm sorry and miss him,someday will meet him in heaven. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Lu Anne &Dan Federowski - FL

“James. Clancy I am sory to loss for your families sending in prayer. And think about him missed him. Goodbye. See u in heaven someday Love u...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Sandra Dean - Bradenton, FL

“My Condolence to Jim Clancy's families and friends and he is good friend to me and has a great memories and I will miss him. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Ken Mahoney - Norman, OK - Friend

“Sorry for you loss Clancy family ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Anthony Bender - Perryville, KY

“We always miss you!! We love you because you are so funny, sweet, nice and happy man all the year. We always love you forever and memories about you!...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer and Timothy Tyler and Little - MI

“Jim & I used to ride the bus together to school everyday. He was a funny guy & I enjoyed his friendship! He was always joking. He surprised me last...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Rhonda (Harvey) Shirley - MI

“He's a great guy and he'll of greatest pitcher of deaf softball ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Stephen Ewing - escanaba, MI

“I know Jim Clancy in High school and had great guy as senor of humor and great father to donna . I will miss him Praying for donna s healing . ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Venema - DAVENPORT, FL

“I will miss that smile. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Ellen Altamore - Allegan, MI

“Jim was my classmate. And we attended horseback riding at Cheff Center. Jim was always fun to be around and made me laugh. I just cannot believe he's...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Dana (Eilers) Polihonki - MI

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James Joseph "Jim" Clancy of Richland, MI

Jim, age 55, passed away Thursday evening October 20, 2016 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI with his loving family at his side.

Jim, the son of Harry K. and Patricia A. (Coghlan) Clancy, was born in Battle Creek, MI on December 29, 1960 and was a lifetime resident of the area. Jim graduated from Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo as well as the Michigan School for the Deaf. Jim had an outgoing and gregarious personality. Rarely was he without a smile on his face. He made friends easily, was a great story teller and was well liked by all who knew him. Jim had many close friends in the local deaf community and was known there for his positive attitude and his sense of humor. Jim was quite the 'Jokester'.

Jim had many passions in life. He was a NASCAR enthusiast and he loved football, especially watching his Notre Dame Fighting Irish play. Jim's greatest passion was without a doubt his commitment to the people in his life, his friends and his family. Jim was particularly dedicated to his mother. He spent countless hours with her, loved her dearly and was always concerned about her wellbeing. Jim raised his daughter Donna as a single father and there has never been a dad more committed to a child and certainly never a dad with more pride. Their relationship has been very special!

Surviving is his daughter, Donna Lynn Clancy of Battle Creek, and his mother, Patricia Clancy of Augusta, MI. His siblings are Tim and Stacey Clancy of Richland, Dennis and Kellee Clancy of Galesburg, MI, Mike and Sheila Clancy of Sturgis, MI, Mary and Mike Otto of Charlotte, MI, Kate and John Gould of Kalamazoo, Bill and Diane Clancy of Hickory Corners, Chuck and Linda Clancy of Richland and Tom and Kim Clancy of Augusta. In addition, Jim is survived by twenty two nieces and nephews and one great niece. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Clancy, who passed away on December 29, 1986.

The Funeral Liturgy to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89) with Deacon Michael A. Carl of St Ann Catholic Church, officiating. Family and friends will continue Jim's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon at St. Ann Catholic Church Social Hall, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, immediately following the service. Jim's family will greet friends on Monday, October 24th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Final interment will be in Yorkville Cemetery, Ross Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's honor may directed to the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, where Jim rode as a child. They are located at 8450 North 43rd Street, Augusta, MI 49012 or the West Michigan Association for the Deaf, P.O. Box 702, Lawton, MI 49065.

The family would like to thank the entire medical staff in the Borgess STICU for their loving care.