Patrick J. Gildea, 59, formerly of Bear Creek Township, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after a courageous battle with dementia.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre on April 10, 1953, the son of the late Dr. Robert T. and Betty Flannery Gildea.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Dana Huff Gildea; daughter, Kathryn (Maggie) Pierson and her husband, Steven; son, John Patrick (J.P.) Gildea; grandchildren, Taylor, Zachary and Abby Casey; sister, Nancy Dorzinsky; brothers, Tom, Brian and Sean Gildea; nine nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. A reception will follow at the church immediately following the service.
Arrangements are by George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, Ashley.