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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 18:17

James P. Hall, 80, of Saukville, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Harrison Home assisted living in Cedarburg.     
    Mr. Hall was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 5, 1937, to John and Margaret La Fleur Hall.
    He grew up in Milwaukee and attended St. Francis Seminary and Messmer High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree from Marquette University.
    Mr. Hall spent six years as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and then spent eight years as a law enforcement officer in Milwaukee County and New Berlin. He was instrumental in forming the New Berlin Police and Firefighter’s Association and served on the New Berlin Fire and Police Commission for more than a decade.
    After retiring from law enforcement, he became a Milwaukee Area Technical College police science instructor and training specialist.  He was involved at the onset of College of the Air and wrote several textbooks for MATC classes.
    After 28 years, Mr. Hall retired from MATC and moved to Saukville.  
    His family said he enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, where he played softball daily, and he was on an Ozaukee County softball team in the summer. He also loved spending time with family, especially during Green Bay Packers parties and backyard barbecues, traveling, playing card games, reading world and military history books, eating fine food and doughnuts, and going on cruises.
    Mr. Hall is survived by his wife Therese of Saukville; children Jeffery of Milwaukee, Kathleen Mahsem of Franklin, Patricia Hall of South Milwaukee and Timothy (Sheryl) Hall of Verona; grandchildren Richard James (Trista), Kelly, Julia, Tricia, Nora, Jessica, Jacqueline and Ella; and brother Deanne Habeeb.
     He is further survived by sisters-in-law Mary (Gary) of Brookfield, Barbara (Willie) of West Allis; brothers-in-law Clyde (Holly) of Lodi and Christopher (Bethany) of Saukville.
    Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his parents, brother Michael, brothers-in-law Emad and Joseph and sister-in-law Janet.
    At Mr. Hall’s request, his body was donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.  
    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grafton.  
    Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
    Memorials to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association are suggested.

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