James “Harry” Courts, went home to Jesus on Monday, December, 27th 2021, just a week shy of his 70th birthday. Harry was surrounded by his family at his home in Hatboro after a two and a half year battle with cancer.
Harry was born to Eileen and Harry Courts on January 4th, 1952. He was raised in Maple Glen, and graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1969. Harry owned the Maple Glen Tavern and upon selling the business, moved on to work at Fred Beans of Doylestown before retirement.
Throughout his life, Harry loved to volunteer his time and talents to be the hands and feet of Jesus. He served faithfully for many years in a variety of capacities including volunteering at Hatboro Baptist Church and Hatboro Little League. More recently, he spent his time serving through Riverside Community Church, Angels in Motion, and the American Red Cross. Harry held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those whom he encountered.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by a large and loving family including his wife of 39 years, Donna (Stehr) Courts, and three children, Kevin, Laura Gill (Jeremy), and Jamie Garland (Kevin). He was a loving PopPop to seven grandchildren, Jeremy Jr., Livy, Nathan, Anya, Tyler, Christian and Evelyn. In addition, he is survived by his eight younger siblings, Linda Sirianni (Frank) of Pennsburg, PA, Thomas “Tom” Courts of North Wales, PA, Barbara Chenoweth (Bruce) of New Plymouth, ID, Robert “Bob” Courts (Donna) of Maple Glen, PA, Margaret “Peggie” Courts (Tom McNamara) of North Fort Myers, FL, Eileen Logan (Charles, deceased) of Roslyn, PA, David Courts (Julie) of Lansdale, PA, and Marianne McLaughlin of Mt.Pleasant, SC. Harry has many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
Harry will be remembered by many for his warm smile, humble demeanor, and willingness to serve. He was a true family man and will be missed deeply by his loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to benefit either Riverside Community Church or the American Red Cross. Donations to the benevolence fund at Riverside Community Church will benefit people in need in the community that Harry loved so much. As many know, Harry also worked to organize blood drives through the American Red Cross. To honor his memory, please consider signing up to donate or to support the organization financially. There is an upcoming blood drive at Riverside in Horsham on January, 24th, 2022.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday, December 30th from 6-8 PM at Schneider Funeral Home located at 431 N. York Road, Hatboro PA 19040. On Friday, December 31st, there will be a private service for family at 10:30 AM in Riverside Community Church, 239 Columbia Avenue in Horsham, PA 19044. His interment will be held privately. Masks are mandatory at both the viewing and service. The service will be live streamed on the church's website.