Gerald J. Pry
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Gerald J. Pry, 82, of West Sunbury passed away at 10 p.m. Saturday at his home of natural causes.
Gerald was born Sept. 11, 1930, in McKeesport, Pa. He was the son of the late James Russell Pry and the late Flavia Elizabeth Bridge Pry.
He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Parish, having attended the St. Louis Catholic Church in West Sunbury.
Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been employed at U.S. Steel, Texas Instruments and was the owner of Pry Sales and Services in West Sunbury. He retired as a professor at the Community College of Allegheny County.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen T. Frey Pry, who he married Aug. 28, 1954; his two daughters, Teresa M. (Rick) Stoner of Butler, Irene C. (Jeff) Gankosky of Brockway; his nine sons, Gerald "Russell" (Patricia J.) Pry of Harvest, Ala., Carl J. (Judy) Pry of East Springfield, Pa., Daniel W. (Sally) Pry of Slippery Rock, Raymond F. (Diana) Pry of Enon, Ohio, James L. (Kimberly) Pry of Monongahela, Michael V. (Mary) Pry of Butler, David J. (Maura) Pry of West Sunbury, George C. (Maria) Pry of West Sunbury and John W. (Taryn) Pry of Sparta, N.J., 36 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are his three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Rose Marie) Cirillo of Hermitage, Mrs. Lawrence (Christine) Baptiste of West Sunbury, and Mrs. Joseph (Eileen) Motonis of West Sunbury; his three brothers, Mr. George (Carol) Pry of Butler, Mr. John (Jackie) Pry of West Sunbury and Mr. George (Barbara) Pry of Pittsburgh; his sister-in-law, Annie C. Pry of Cowansville; his brother-in-law, Vance L. "Tim" Snyder of West Sunbury; and numerous nieces, nephews, great -nieces and great-nephews.
Gerald was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Ann Pry Snyder, and one brother, James R. Pry Jr.
PRY - Friends of Gerald J. Pry, who passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, will be received at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main St., West Sunbury, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Father James Bedillion of the St. Alphonsus Parish officiating.
Military honors will be conducted at the church by the VFW Post 249 of Butler and the American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora.
Burial will be in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery.
Published in Butler Eagle on March 11, 2013