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James Charles Tate

December 5, 1932 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 86)

James Charles Tate, 86, a former resident of Ashbridge Manor, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

He was the beloved husband of Mildred “Millie” W. Tate and will be forever remembered for the twinkle in his eyes and wonderful sense of humor.  

Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence Bonner Tate.

He was raised in the Kirklyn neighborhood of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and graduated from Upper Darby High School.

Jim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and after serving his country, worked at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard until his retirement. 

Their love story began when he met Millie at a roller skating rink in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and the rest is history.  Together they had four children, Linda Gutman and Michael of Jackson, NJ, Pat Luchetta and Stephen of Simpsonville, SC, Debra Raudenbush and Michael of Broomall, PA, and James C. Tate, Jr. and his fiancée, Carol Horne, of Simpsonville, SC. 

In addition to his wife and children, Mr. Tate is survived by eleven grandchildren, Chris, Jon, Rachael and Sara Raudenbush, Beth Crockett and her husband, Matthew, Katie Gutman, Michael Gutman and his wife, Kristin, Jennifer Anthony and her husband, Alex, and Joshua, Andrew and Daniel Tate; twenty two great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph Tate and his wife, Diane, of Nashua, NH and their daughters, Teri and Kelly; sister, Margaret Prendergast and her husband, John, of West Chester, PA, and their daughters, Cheryl, Kim, Stacey and Patty; and nephew, Daniel Hoster.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Matthew Luchetta, and sister, Frances Hoster.

Jim’s family will be receiving relatives and friends from 11 to 11:45 am on Saturday, October 26th at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, where a celebration of Jim’s life will take place at 12 noon with military honors rendered.

Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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