Obituary of James J Doughten
James J. Doughten passed away peacefully after a long, hard-fought battle of rectal cancer on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, he was 68 years old.
Jim was born in Camden, NJ raised in Westville, NJ and lived in Huntingdon Valley, PA for many years until retiring to Brigantine, NJ for the past three years.
Beloved husband of 28 years to Judith (Davis); loving father of Jennifer Smith and her husband Chuck; dear brother of Kathleen Hoffman (Kurt), Thomas Doughten (Lisa), John Doughten (Karen), Debbie Williams (Bobby) and the late Linda Ford; cherished grandfather of Lyla, Lahna, Samantha and her husband Chris; great grandfather of Josie. He is predeceased by his loving parents William C. Doughten & Lillian (Oblanzney) and survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
“Jimbo” as he was affectionately known, loved sports and going to games with his wife Judy. They loved traveling to different stadiums and cheering on their favorite teams (Penn State, Duke, Phillies, Eagles!!!). He had a vigor for life and loved having fun, be it a concert or a game. He truly lived in the moment and treasured times spent traveling, especially to Ancient Egypt and the safari in Africa.
Jim worked at Nazareth Hospital as a Nurse Anesthetist for over 30 years and was also an instructor at Nazareth School of Nurse Anesthesia.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Jim's name to St. Jude or a cancer charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held at McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm. His funeral service will begin at the funeral home at 4 pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Doughten, please visit Tribute Store