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Philip J. Gilroy


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Philip J. Gilroy Obituary

WILKES-BARRE — Philip J. Gilroy, 82, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Philip and Mildred Bowers Gilroy.

He attended Wilkes-Barre schools and left school to pursue a boxing career and became a lightweight champion. He was later employed in the shipping industry on the Great Lakes and also worked for several local factories before obtaining a position at InterMetro Industries.

Philip was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He also participated in the local bowling leagues and was always smiling. He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Gilroy.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Geisinger for taking excellent care of Philip and special thanks to Josie for staying by his side during his last moments.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joan (Pavlak) Gilroy; children Lisa Gilroy, Philip Gilroy and Linda Gilroy; grandchildren Samantha, Thomas, Bella, Nicole and Max; sister Rebecca Rushton; and nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.eblakecollins.com.

Published in Times Leader from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2018
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