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John Prendergast

AGE: 87 • formerly of Chester

1927-2015. John "Jack" Prendergast, 87, formerly of Chester passed away on Tuesday, November 17th at Bay Health Hospital in Dover, De. He was born to John and Margaret Prendergast in Chester, where he was raised and educated. He was a graduate of St. James High School with the class of 1946. John was a veteran of the United States Army with whom he served during the Korean War. He worked for many years until his retirement as a bricklayer for the Sun Oil Company. He also was a long-time bartender in Delaware County. He was an avid fan of both the Phillies and Eagles. John enjoyed his time as a CYO football coach for St. Roberts School. He was predeceased by his Sisters, Mary, Kate, Nancy and Peggy.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Skrobak; Children, Michael Prendergast(Marylou), Mark Prendergast(Sherry), David Prendergast(Reba); Patrice Pankonies(Rick), Shawn Prendergast(Maureen); Sister, Eileen Getek; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 23rd at 10:30am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Glen Mills.

Friends and Family are invited to call on Monday from 8:30am-10am at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be sent to the St. James Alumni Association 1499 E. 9th St. Crum Lynne, PA 19022. Online condolences can be sent through

Published in The News Journal on Nov. 21, 2015
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