James Tracy Picture for Prayer Card, II

James (Jim) William Tracy

January 4, 1943 - June 20, 2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 76 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.


James (Jim) William Tracy, born January 4, 1943 passed away on June 20, 2019. His loving

wife, Betsy, and daughter, Heather, were by his side.

After working for 38 years, Jim enjoyed retirement immensely. Everyone who knew Jim learned

quickly how much he loved playing golf and spending time with friends at the nineteenth hole.

He played at Kennett Square Golf & Country Club and with his friends from Traditions at


Jim loved his family fiercely, especially his grandson, Evan. He was a proud father of Heather,

always encouraging her to work hard and be fair, and the proud father-in-law to Mark Petruzzini

who would cook him the best meals in Texas. Most of all he loved Betsy: their courtship started

many years ago and continued until the end. Their love and appreciation for each other was

evident. He will be sorely missed by all.

You may visit with his family from 9:30 to 10:30 on Thursday morning, June 27, 2019 at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Wilmington, Delaware.

A Mass of Celebration will be held at 10:30. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Ronald

McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

To view Jim’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Please enhance this tribute to Jim by adding your memories.


Memorial Donations

Ronald McDonald House of Delaware

1901 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803



June 27, 2019 9:30-10:30 St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church
10 Old Church Road
Wilmington, Delaware.

Mass of Christian Burial

June 27, 2019 10:30 St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church
10 Old Church Road
Wilmington, Delaware.


Burial will be private.


  1. I’ve known Jim since I was a pre-teen annoying him with almost daily phone calls to his baby sister – probably to talk about Elvis. But I didn’t get to really know him until he and Betsy moved back to Pa. Many great dinners and lots of laughs followed.
    A deep faith, fierce loyalty, a quick wit and sharp intellect all describe Jim. But most of all, unwavering love and devotion to Betsy, Heather, Evan, and Mark define him. I thank Betsy and Heather for sharing him with us, and I send my love and prayers to his whole family.

    Mary Sarno | June 26, 2019 at 3:04 PM
  2. So many funny and good memories of Jim and especially when he and Betsy began to join me and my sister Mary, the Tracy sisters and Bill for our annual New Year’s trip to Cape May. At midnight we would drag poor Jim to the beach to toast the New Year with very good champagne. He was a trooper. What I found out later, he hated the cold and there I was pushing everyone to go to the beach. The third year the weather was way too cold for the beach, so we moved it in side to Congress Hall, where we were staying. Jim was thrilled and relieved not to go out into that brutally cold beach. So we decided to permanently move our midnight NYE celebration to our Hotel, Congress Hall. Jim thought this was a fabulous idea!!
    I also made all the reservations for NYE and prepaid the rooms. On NYE day I would be reimbursed. So we were sitting in the lobby, Jim gives me cash and right after, his two sisters give me their checks. Jim yells “Wait a minute, you told me she only takes cash!!!!!!.”I chimed in and said i take checks. Clare just giggled. So, it became a running joke that you have to watch that Jim Tracy. Don’t accept, checks from him only cash according to his sisters!

    Gloria Sarno | June 26, 2019 at 2:24 PM
  3. Betsy and Family
    I am blessed because Jim was a wonderful friend for almost 50 years . We all had great times in Va Beach years ago and I always enjoyed his trips to the condo in the winter and playing golf even though he always beat me . Small but feisty !!!!

    I will continue to think of him often

    John Dellis

    John Dellis Jr | June 24, 2019 at 3:29 PM
  4. On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. In April 2020, the Alumni Association will remember Jim at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline’s Church in Ridley Park, PA.

    John Mooney | June 22, 2019 at 9:33 PM
  5. My condolences to you and your family on the death of your dad/husband.
    Glad for your seeing me at the hospital and sending me up to pay him a visit.
    May his reception of the sacraments be a comfort to you and a benefit for his life now!
    Fr. Rogers
    St. Patrick

    Fr. C. Rogers | June 22, 2019 at 7:36 PM

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