Sean Flaherty

Sean Flaherty, 29, of Yatesville, passed away Thursday Sept. 27, 2012, at his home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 17, 1983, he was the son of Edward Colarusso, Yatesville; and Kathy Ashton, Wilkes-Barre.

Sean was a graduate of Crestwood High School, where he was a member of the high school wrestling team. After high school, Sean joined the U.S. Navy and held the rank of Petty Officer Third Class, while serving on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). He was then employed by Nature's Way Water Co., Pittston Township, as a group leader.

Sean was a wonderful father, husband and a great son-in-law of Mike and Debbie Bell of Yatesville. He will be forever loved and missed by his family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lindsay (Bell) Flaherty; children, Matthew, 7; Sophia, 3; and Lorraine Ann, 2; his sisters, Tawny Colarusso, Shannon Flaherty; and brothers, Eddie, and Nate Colarusso and Kevin Faherty; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Sean was preceded in death by his favorite grandfather, Marvin Simonson (Bucca), Jenkins Township

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., with the Rev. Paul McDonnell OSJ, father, officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for the children of Sean Flaherty at Highway Federal Credit Union, 1834 Highway 315 Pittston, PA 18640.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2012