Jeffrey Neary

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July 6, 2012

Jeffrey Neary, of the Scranton area and Tunkhannock, died Friday evening, July 6, 2012 in the Hospice Unit of the Community Medical Center in Scranton.

Jeffrey was born in Scranton on April 27, 1962, a son of the late James and Jean Ruddy Neary.

Jeffrey was a resident at St. Joseph's Center and was the first resident to graduate from the Lackawanna County Vocational Technical School in 1983. He later resided in Keystone Independent Living Homes.

Jeff loved being part of the Special Olympics, especially running in the track events. He also enjoyed playing basketball.

His many trips to Tunkhannock allowed him to create an extended family of loving and caring friends.

Some of his happiest moments were spent at his brother's hunting cabin. His smile will be missed by all.

Surviving are a brother, Jim; wife, Jody Neary, Tunkhannock; sisters, Janine and husband, Terrell Sewell, Stafford, Va.; Janice and husband, Mark Ross, and Juliann and husband, Steve Jones, both of Scranton. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

His family would like to express their deepest thanks to all of his care givers over the years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Lori Robinson, personal friend of the family, officiating. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, with prayers by Father Richard J. Polmounter. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 210 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18509.

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Published in Times Leader on July 8, 2012
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