Patrick J. Colleran, "Poppy" and "Bender," 60, lost his long and courageous battle with lung cancer on July 10, 2013, surrounded by family and friends at home with the care of Hospice Community Care, Kingston.
Pat was born and raised in Scranton Patch and resided with his sister and best friend, Skinny, in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre for the past 25 years.
Pat was the founder of PJ's Window Cleaning Inc., which is now owned and operated by his son, Jason, and Lou the "Secretary." Pat was a hard worker up until the time he became sick. Even during his illness, he still assisted with advice for bidding over coffee in the office with his brother Luke.
He was a fun-loving, carefree, honorable man who made his way into the hearts of everyone who crossed his path.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Colleran; mother, Beatrice Ahouse Colleran; brother John "Hemo" Colleran; nephew Michael "Mikey" Seitz; brothers-in-law, Rick Welles and Larry Wills.
Surviving are his daughter, Michelle Nice and her sons, Dyllan, Dallas and Dalton; the mother of his four children, Charmane Colleran; sons, Jason Colleran and his wife, Laura, and their children, Hailey Marie, Jason "Jay Jay" and fur-babies, Sadie Bell and Niko; Patrick Colleran Jr., "PJ," and his children, Reilly and Brielle and Robert Rhodes and his wife, Jen, and their children, Corey and Alexis; daughter, Tammy Rhodes, and her children, Wendi and Bradley. Also surviving are his sister with whom he resided, Genevieve Welles, better known as "Skinny," and her son, Ricky, with grandchildren, Jeremy, Xavier "Nook" and Isabella, his little nurse; sisters Mary Ann Wills, Bea "Copper" Seitz and her husband, Marty; brothers, Luke Colleran and his wife, Holly; and Frank "Archie" Colleran Sr. and his wife, Diane. His longtime love and companion, Kim, also survives, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Pat was a private man who wanted his last memory to be of your special times with him. Private services will be held.
The family gives special thanks to the Hospice Community Care staff, Marcy, Judy, Gail, Lisa and Connie, for their care and compassion. Thanks are also given to Dr. John Prater, Dr. Greenwald and Dr. Schullman, as well as their respective staff members.
Memorial donations may be made in Pat's honor to Dr. Greenwald and Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704; or to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.
E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on July 12, 2013