Paul Jerome "P.J." Carey Jr. of San Diego died peacefully at home on Dec. 7. His wife is Katherine Carey. The couple had been married for 20 years.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Paul Jerome Carey Sr. and Margaret O'Brien Carey, he was a member of St. Ann's Basilica, and a graduate of St. Ann's Elementary School, Scranton Preparatory School and the University of Scranton. P.J. played baseball for several different local leagues — Post 207, Hyde Park Association and Scranton Prep — then signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as a player and then as a coach. He also coached for the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. P.J.'s whole life was being involved with baseball.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are a daughter, Lindsey, Seattle, Wash.; a son, Eric, San Diego; two brothers, Patrick Carey, Scranton; and Robert Carey, Peckville; an aunt, Ann Quatra, Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Sunday at 3 p.m. in St. Ann's Basilica, to be celebrated by the Rev. Jack Connor, C.P.
Friends may call Sunday, 1 to 2:45 p.m., at the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Angels, c/o Carey Wellness Donation Account for Katherine Carey at any Wells Fargo Bank, account number 3624160374.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 10, 2013