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George W. Crolly

January 30, 1922 - April 27, 2015

Burial Date April 27, 2015

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George W. Crolly, age 93, of West Scranton, died Monday morning at home. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Alice Jordan Crolly, on October 8, 2006.
Born in Scranton on January 30, 1922, son of the late George and Ceil Burnham Crolly, George was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1940. A well-decorated Army Veteran of World War II, George was a proud recipient of the Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, American Theater Service Medal, EAME Theater Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal, nearly 70 years ago. Also a member of the VFW Post #6528, he was a retired member of the Local Teamsters. A machinist, he formerly worked for Medico Industries, Inc., before retiring from Penn Auto Parts. Of Roman Catholic faith, George was an active longtime member of St. Patrick’s Parish in West Scranton where he served as a eucharistic minister, usher and volunteer for endless church functions. A loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, he passed away peacefully Monday morning surrounded by his adoring family. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his six children, daughters, Mary Alice Argust and husband Richard C. of Allentown, Patricia and Maureen Nancy Crolly, both of Scranton, and sons, George John Crolly and wife Karen of Jacksonville, Illinois, Thomas J. Crolly of Scranton and Martin A. Crolly and wife Denise of Duryea; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Banshee.
A grandson, Shane T. Crolly; a brother, James Crolly; and a sister, Alice Torda also preceded him in death.
His children wish to acknowledge and thank the wonderful nurses and aides of Traditional Home Health & Hospice for the outstanding care given to their father.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Friday at 9:15AM from the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton. Interment with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, 1401 Jackson Street, Scranton, Pa., 18504.