Patrick G. Sherry

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Patrick G. Sherry, 57, of Vandling, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at home surrounded by family. His wife is the former Melody Morris. The couple recently celebrated 32 years of marriage.

Born in Carbondale, son of the late Marvin and Ann Woodyshek Sherry, he graduated from Forest City Regional High School. He was a member of the Ascension Parish of Forest City.

He was a longtime employee of Danchek Fire Equipment, and most recently, he was employed at General Dynamics, Eynon. He was a lifetime active member of Browndale and Vandling fire companies, where he held numerous offices over the years. He was also a member of Forest City and Belmont fire companies. Patrick received several awards including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Volunteer Fireman's Federation Valor Award, Lackawanna County Fire Police Valor Award and Vandling Hose Company Bravery Award. Patrick was a member of the Vandling Borough Council. He was a member of Browndale Sportsman's Club. Patrick enjoyed hunting, spending time with his grandsons and his companion Ruger, and watching his beloved football team the San Francisco 49ers.

Also surviving are a daughter, Nicole Kovaleski and husband, Jason, of Vandling; two grandsons, Aaron and Wyatt; a soon-to-be expected grandchild; a brother, Robert Sherry, Morrisville; two sisters, Mary Lou Gallo, New Jersey; Cindy Vanquez, Delaware; and several nieces, nephews and aunts.

He was also preceded in death by a son James Patrick.

The family would like to thank Allied Hospice for their care and time to Patrick and his family.

The funeral will be Monday, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Delaware Street, Forest City. Spring interment, St. James Cemetery, Pleasant Mount.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City. All those attending the funeral on Monday are asked to go directly to the church.

As per Pat's wishes, in lieu of flowers please, make donations to either the Browndale Fire Company, 620 Marion St., Browndale, PA 18421; or Allied Hospice, 511 Morgan Highway, Scranton, PA 18508.

For direction or to send online condolences, visit the funeral home website.
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Forest City, PA 18421
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Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 11, 2019