James "Jim" Francis Layden

December 4, 1939 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 82)

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James “Jim” Francis Layden

James “Jim” Francis Layden, age 82, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022.  Jim was born on Monday, December 4, 1939, in Jamesville, WI to the late Edward Joseph Layden and Esther (Wik) Layden.  In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his five siblings: John Layden, Margaret Spangler, Norma Smisky, Claire Cunningham and Mildred Layden.

Jim’s survivors include his wife of 63 years, Joyce Diane (Crittenden) Layden; his two sons: Patrick Layden and wife, Xiaoman Ma, of Huntsville, AL; Sean Layden of Enola; his two daughters: Teresa “Terry” Layden of Toms River, NJ; Tracy Joynt and husband, James, of Mechanicsburg; his seven grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jim’s family will be celebrating his life privately.  Cremation was private.

Jim’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Jim’s full obituary, view his memorial video, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting

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