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Jimmy Bossi

October 21, 1960 - April 8, 2024

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James “Jimmy” Bossi of White Haven and a longtime Old Forge resident died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon at home. The legend passed away at 63 years young.
He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Elizabeth “Beth” (Ruoss) Bossi. The couple were married on August 21, 2009.
Born on October 21, 1960, and raised in Old Forge, Jimmy was the son of the late Leo J. and Catherine (Brown) Bossi. A graduate of Old Forge High School, he then attended Lackawanna College’s Police Academy. Upon graduation from the academy he began his career in law enforcement. Ultimately retiring as a sergeant from the Old Forge Police Department, Jimmy’s service to the community rose well above just the standard duties. For over two decades he was proud to serve the town in which he was raised, active throughout the town in many ways.
A great storyteller in his own right, his sense of humor and ability to connect with people enabled him to leave an impact on the lives of anyone who met him. Jimmy loved his coffee, was an amazing Italian cook, adored his dogs, never met a slot machine he didn’t like, and was a loyal Harley Davidson owner.
Under his exterior facade of his awesome beard and tattoos was one of the most outgoing, selfless and kindest people you’ll ever meet. Despite his unexpected passing, his loved ones will ensure the legend long lives on.
He is also survived by children, Ashley Bossi and fiance Jayson Johnson of Carbondale, Benjamin Zelner and wife Courtney of West Chester and
Rebecca Zelner and husband Justin Seliga of North Cumberland; his two grandchildren who adored their “bubs”, Carter and Charlotte Zelner; his sister, Mae Murawski and husband Paul of Old Forge; and nieces, nephews, cousin and countless dear friends.
A celebration of Jimmy’s Life is set for Saturday where family and friends are welcome to pay their respects between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. A motorcycle procession will follow en route to Marcy Cemetery in Duryea.
As Jimmy was a grateful kidney recipient himself, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Organ Donation Program/Casey Trust Fund c/o 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA  17120-0701
Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave a condolence.