James J. Elliott, Sr.

November 3, 1949 - April 1, 2021 Chadds Ford, PA | Age 71

Mr. James J. Elliott, Sr., passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his residence. He was the loving husband for 50 years of Marie J. (Hartis) Elliott. Born on November 3, 1949 in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Harry and Regina (Widzgowski) Elliott.

Jim attended Salesianum High School graduating in the class of 1967. He achieved his Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from University of Delaware finishing his Master’s Degree in 1973. He worked for Anixter in Media as a Sales Engineer. He was an ordained Catholic Deacon serving the St. Patrick’s Parish in Kennett Square and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. When it was time to get away, he enjoyed family vacations to Disney World.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Elliott is survived by his three sons, Jim Elliott, Jr. (Jennifer) of Wilmington, DE, Michael Elliott (Wendy) Greensboro, NC and Steven Elliott (Denise) of Lancaster, PA; and 4 granddaughters April, Makayla, Addison and Victoria. He is also survived by his brother Harry Elliott of Wilmington, DE.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 6 to 8 PM at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. There will be restrictions on the number of people allowed inside at a time. Additional time to pay respects will be on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9 AM – 11 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 where A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions may be made in Mr. Elliott’s name to St. Patrick’s Church, 205 Lafayette St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to Salesianum High School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19802.

Memorial Donations

St. Patrick’s Church

205 Lafayette St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Salesianum High School

1801 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE 19802



April 7, 2021 6 PM - 8 PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348


April 8, 2021 9 AM - 11 AM St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
212 Meredith St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

April 8, 2021 11 AM St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
212 Meredith St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. I really enjoyed working with Jim here at Anixter over the years – he was dependable and focused on doing well for our customers and our team mates. He will be sorely missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Michael Childers | April 13, 2021 at 10:13 AM
  2. My sincere condolences to you Mrs. Elliott and family. Deacon Jim was a wonderful kind man. I enjoyed his homilies at mass. May the Lord bless you during this difficult time. May dear Deacon Jim Rest In Peace.

    Cecelia Carpus | April 9, 2021 at 12:58 PM
  3. Marie, I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family. Jim was a nice man and I am sure he will be missed by everyone and especially the church! I know he is with his maker in heaven and looking down on you and saying I’m ok Marie, don’t worry. I know how you are feeling but I promise there is a light at the end of a very long tunnel and one day you will say “Wow I didn’t know I was so out of it” and suddenly you will start to feel better. I will pray for you and Jim and your family. God bless. Lorraine DesJardien

    Lorraine DesJardien | April 8, 2021 at 9:26 AM
  4. Dear Marie and Family, Our family is so sorry for your loss. Deacon Jim was such a kind and sincere man. He taught my son how to be an altar server and had lots of patience! We will miss seeing him at Church on Sundays. God Bless. Lauren Powelson

    Lauren Powelson | April 7, 2021 at 10:17 AM
  5. I only Jim,once just after my spouse passed on to happiness in heaven with her creator. But that was enough for me.

    Tom | April 7, 2021 at 9:37 AM
  6. Deacon Jim was a kind man who always had beautiful services. We so enjoyed his blessing of the pets. His presence will be missed. God rest your soul.

    Michele Bartasius | April 7, 2021 at 6:55 AM
  7. Marie and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight and beyond! We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! He was a wonderful man, and we so enjoyed talking with him after Mass on many occasions! We know he is with God in heaven now! God bless you all!

    Richard and Mary Libutti

    Richard and Mary Libutti | April 6, 2021 at 8:10 PM
  8. I will always admire Jim for his many personal sacrifices he made to serve both us and our Lord Jesus Christ. My deepest sympathies to all of Jim’s family and friends. May he now Rest In Peace.

    Dennis Magyar | April 6, 2021 at 6:29 PM
  9. I worked with Jim as a vendor when he was at ADT and Anixter over the past 20 years and he always made time for us to catch up and share a laugh. I will miss his smile and friendship. So sorry for your loss during this difficult time. God Bless.

    Tom Fontana | April 6, 2021 at 5:36 PM
  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie and the family during this time of sorrow. We knew Jim through work and always enjoyed his sense of humor, he was always fun to be around. Bob and Cynthia Biester.

    Robert G Biester | April 6, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  11. My dad worked with Jim and my family would come to the annual picnic at your home where crabs were a staple and games of Wiffle Ball were plenty. Rest In Peace Mr Elliott, your legacy lives on with the beautiful family you raised.

    Charles Hample | April 5, 2021 at 7:38 PM
  12. Met Jim as a co-worker, he was intelligent, giving, a mentor and a friend. I respected him and leaned on him for advice.

    PJ hultzapple | April 5, 2021 at 4:02 PM
  13. Marie, I offer my condolences. I worked with Jim for many years, he was a very smart guy and very nice. I’m sorry to see him go.
    Michael Rhoads

    Michael Rhoads | April 5, 2021 at 2:35 PM
  14. My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you Marie and your family. I am so grateful to know Jim as a good husband, family man and a person of deep faith. May he be welcomed into the Lord’s kingdom, as a true and worthy man of the faith.

    ARLENE SCHOCK | April 5, 2021 at 11:46 AM
  15. Prayers and thoughts to Marie and family during this most difficult time.

    Marlene McDonough

    Marlene McDonough | April 5, 2021 at 8:46 AM
  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie and the family.

    Lou and Nancy Libbi

    Lou Libbi | April 4, 2021 at 6:48 AM
  17. My sincere condolences to The Elliott Family.

    Christopher Carozzo | April 3, 2021 at 9:11 PM
  18. May God embrace you and give you Rest and Peace with the Ángels and Saints in heaven.
    Deacon Raul and Christine

    Raul Calvo | April 3, 2021 at 7:54 AM
  19. A great guy. A huge loss for St. Patrick!

    Stu Stabley | April 2, 2021 at 7:53 PM
  20. Marie, Russ and I send our sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Jim was a wonderful example of prioritizing what is really important in life…his Spouse…his Family…and his Religion.
    Thinking of you,

    KILMER | April 2, 2021 at 3:14 PM

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