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James T. Werkiser

August 26, 1931 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 89)


James T. Werkiser, 89, of West Chester, passed away on January 1, 2021.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy Lee (nee VanZandt) Werkiser.  Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late George Melvin and Laura (Weber) Werkiser.  James obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Millersville University and a Master’s Degree from Villanova University.  To all who knew him, he was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. He was a beloved elementary school principal in both the Wallingford-Swarthmore and Lower Merion School Districts and was known for playing his guitar and singing at school assemblies.  In addition to playing multiple musical instruments, he loved the outdoors and spent many vacations by the ocean and in the mountains. He is survived by his son, David Werkiser, husband of Maria, and his daughter Meg Annan, wife of Roland, and 5 grandchildren: David, Claire, Sasha, Emma, and Steven.  Services and interment private at the convenience of the family.  Logan Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

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