James Richard Kaniewski, 69, of Limerick, formerly of Horsham, husband of Marianne E. (Walsh) Kaniewski, passed away Tuesday August 9, 2022 at the Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Pearl E. (Chevinski) Kaniewski.

James served as a police officer in Philadelphia and Upper Dublin, where he retired as deputy chief. He loved trains and traveling with his wife. James was enjoyable to be around and was always known to crack a good joke.

Surviving along with his wife are his children Marianne P. Varga wife of Joseph, Kimberly Ann Cianci wife of Anthony, and James Raymond Kaniewski husband of Joanna; six grandchildren; and brothers John and Robert Kaniewski.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_dcm=58700006942402311&sc_cid=kwp&sc_cat=b&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1285465&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1ZbYjoy9-QIV1-DICh3HLw2eEAAYASABEgIaOfD_BwE

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To everyone, Jim will be missed. He was my first sergeant and was great a mentor to me. He always looked out for all of us in patrol. I always enjoyed our conversations and he would ride with me during some of the disasters we had in the township. I remember when he first moved into Horsham that he told me I couldn’t come down the street. I will always miss his smile, wit and common sense that is rare to find in anyone. Jim will be in my prayers and he will be missed.

~ William D’Arcy Horsahm, PA
8/13/2022 5:03:24 PM

So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Another Upper Dublin Police Department’s “Finest” passing all too soon. My condolences to his wife and children and grandchildren. You are all in our thoughts.

~ Barb Miller
8/13/2022 9:03:57 AM

"NUKE". THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU; THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU, AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU, THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE. AMEN MY BROTHER!

~ REV. ED. JOHNSON
8/12/2022 7:22:47 PM

My first field training officer . A good man. Rest in peace my friend

~ Bob Thomsen Citrus Springs, FL
8/12/2022 5:17:42 PM