James Kenneth Hatfield, age 62, of Conshohoken passed away January 2nd 2021. James was born to Herbert Arthur Hatfield and his wife Janet Muriel Hatfield in Richmond, New York on December 23, 1958. A graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, he found his calling early as a bricklayer, excelling in the field at the local trade school. He started his 30 plus year career the day after graduation, spending the majority of that career employed by Liberi Construction. He most enjoyed constructing fireplaces and built a great many chimneys around Montgomery County and surrounding areas. James was even involved in the construction of the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, of which he was immensely proud to have his name engraved on the zoo's boardwalk. A man who lived simply, and loved cats, James enjoyed his work second only to his love of fishing, both fresh and sea water. He spent most warm weather Saturdays fishing down the New Jersey shore with his brother Michael. A devoted and loving father, James was known and loved by all for his insurmountably positive outlook on life and was rarely seen without a smile or kind word. James is survived by his son Jason, sister Deborah, sister-in-law Beth, neice Lindsey, and nephew Kyle. His ashes will be spread upon the Atlantic Ocean on the New Jersey coast at one of his favorite fishing spots. James will be missed and remembered fondly.
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