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Neil Terry


1955 - 2020
Neil Terry Obituary

Neil Terry, 64, of West Scranton, died Tuesday morning at home. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann Walsh Terry. The couple would have celebrated a 33rd wedding anniversary on Sept. 19.

A lifelong resident of Scranton, he was born Nov. 10, 1955, and was the son of the late Charles and (Jeanne) Merrick Terry. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of 1972, he then proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War before his honorable discharge from service. He was a longtime security guard, most recently for the former Mid Valley Hospital.

Neil's No. 1 hobby was as a collector. He especially loved his WWII model planes, his radio control models and his guitars. A lifelong musician from his younger days in a band, he was a longtime guitarist. The Halloween and St. Patrick's Day parades Neil and Mary Ann had thrown will long be legendary, and as an animal lover, he especially adored his pups, "Gia" and "Fifi."

Neil had an amazing sense of humor, never to be forgotten, and he'll be loved and missed by loving family and friends.

Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Patrick's Parish in West Scranton.

He is also survived by his siblings: his brother, James Terry and wife, Kathy, of Scranton; and Linda Roth, of Jefferson Twp.; sisters-in-law, Patricia Kelly, of Weatherly; Kathleen Moroski and husband, Tom; and Kevin Walsh, all of Scranton; and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Michael Walsh.

Blessing services at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Richard Fox, St. Patrick's Parish pastor, will be private. Burial with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Neil's name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411. Please visit the funeral home's website for directions or to leave a condolence.


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