Jim Julia, Sr., passed away suddenly on November 12, 2015.
Jim was a mummer for years with the Downtowners Fancy Brigade and would later go on to be the clubs' captain. Eventually leaving his post as captain, Jim would serve as the President of the Fancy Brigade Division.
It was under his leadership Mummery was transformed. In the 1990's Jim was responsible for moving the Fancy Brigades performances from outside in front of City Hall to inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
"Jim was a gentleman, he loved the parade, he loved the mummers, he loved Philadelphia. He was all about family, friends and mummers… He was a great person and will be greatly missed." Says friend and colleague Bill Burke, Jr., vice president of the Fancy Brigade Association.
Jim leaves behind his wife Debby of 36 years; his two children: Meghan and Jim, Jr. and a grand-daughter, Eva.
Donations in honor of Jim can be made to the Philadelphia Mummers Fancy Brigade Association at PO Box 37541, Philadelphia, PA 19148.