Jerome J. Tracy

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Jerome J. Tracy, Lincoln Avenue, Tamaqua, passed away Monday at St. Luke's Medical Center, Bethlehem, at the age of 86.

Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Daniel J. and Veronica Fulmer Tracy.

A graduate of St. Jerome R.C.C. High School Tamaqua, Jerome served honorably in the Army during the Korean War. Jerome was a welder, retiring as an inspector from Conrail having worked 41 years.

An avid supporter of Marian Catholic High School athletics, Jerome served as assistant softball coach at Marian for many years. A member of the East End Fire Company, Tamaqua, Jerome was an ardent fan of Notre Dame Football and the Philadelphia Phillies. He extended his mechanical talents to many neighbors, friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Catherine Secara and Rose McCarroll; brothers, Michael, Francis, Thomas, Daniel, Joseph and Clement.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Patricia Krasowski Tracy; brothers, Charles Tracy, and John Tracy and his wife, Patricia, both of Tamaqua; sisters, Teresa M. Zawatwicz, Philadelphia, and Sylvia Arner, Tamaqua; nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Richard R.C.C., 799 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with no morning calling. Interment with military honors in St. Jerome R.C.C. Cemetery, Tamaqua. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 11, 2018
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