Gerald J. Killian

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Gerald J. Killian, O.D., of Mountain Top died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, with close family in attendance.

Born in West Nanticoke, he was the son of the late John and Frances Zmieski Killian.

He was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and Wilkes College, finished graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1967. He held a private practice in optometry for over 50 years.

Over his lifetime, Jerry was a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Wyoming Valley Montessori School Board. He participated in the Low Vision Clinic of Allied Services, Scranton.

Throughout his career, he remained interested in optometry. He was dedicated to his patients, and strived continually to learn and to apply the latest advancements and technologies to his practice. He remained working a full schedule until the day of his passing.

His main focus was close family and friendships. He enjoyed family gatherings, good food and engaging conversation. He was an avid reader of science and history, and over the years, his interests were many. He was a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoyed shopping for antiques with his wife, Barbara, and best friend, Andy Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Killian Myers.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Quarteroni Killian; daughter, Angela, Potomac, Md.; son, Keith and his wife, Jacqueline, Stroudsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing for immediate family and a private memorial mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist parish community of Pittston; to Wyoming Valley Montessori School or to the Luzerne County Library System.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 13, 2018