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“I was so very shocked and grieved to learn from a colleague that Jim had passed away, and so very young. Jim was in my Master's class at Loyola...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Sister Wendy Cotter csj, Ph.D. - IL

“I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Jim Riordan. He was my first teacher at Xavier upon returning to school after a 29 year absence. He was...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Joan Smith - Middletown, OH

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Jim when he volunteered to teach Ethics for Xavier's philosophy department. Unfailingly, his students described...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Polt - Cincinnati, OH

“I have only known Jim as a colleague for a short time, but I could always count on him for a good story, a welcome smile and a dose of enthusiasm. My...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Rita Stall - Cincinnati, OH

“Such a shock. Mr. Riordan was quite an impactful high school teacher of mine. My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time. Anthony...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Anthony Allegretti - Milwaukee

“I am a cousin of the O'Hara family, and only knew Jimmy through the various Irish dancing events. Whether here in the U.S., or at world competitions...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Joan Bourke - Niles, IL

“Had so very much fun with Jim at Notre Dame! He will forever remain in my heart as a funny, talented, faith-filled friend. I am so very very sorry...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart is with all who knew and loved Jim this weekend. I had the privilege of working alongside Jim at Xavier. As a fellow retired Irish dancer,...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Molly Robertshaw - Cincinnati, OH

“Jim was a ray of light in my life when we taught together at Guerin Prep. My condolences and prayers go out for his family and friends. Rest in peace...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Emilie Dierking - Vancouver, BC

“I met Jim a few years ago at Xavier University, and knowing him for such a short time I found him to be a very kind person. My prayers are with his...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Diane Bissonette - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry to hear about Jimmy, my thoughts and prayers go out to Pat, Kevin and the entire Riordan family at this difficult time. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Carolan - Chicago, IL

“I am so saddened and sorry to hear this news. Jimmy was a beautiful person and a part of a beautiful family. My deepest condolences go out to the...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Jennifer Petruzzi - New Lenox, IL

“My prayers and thoughts are with the Riordan family. Please stay strong and know that James is in Heaven... Love Frank Knight ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Wonderful man ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Riordan Family,We are deeply saddened by this news. We are praying for James and you, his family, at this time. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: John and Terri Resch - Chicago, IL

“I remember Jim's time here at Notre Dame with great fondness. Please know of my thoughts and prayers. May Jim rest in the peace of Christ. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Fr. Mike Connors, CSC - IN

“Jim, you were such a lively light for us! May perpetual light shine upon you.mimi arima O'SullivanND MDiv '04 ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: - Bellevue, WA

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to James' family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: A friend


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James passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

James was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing.

Visitation at Cooney Funeral Home, 625 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge on Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to St. Juliana Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH or St. Juliana Parish, Chicago, IL.

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