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James Gerard Drury

September 6, 1943 - March 31, 2021

James (Jimmy) Gerard Drury, age 77, a lifelong Scranton native, passed away Wednesday morning at the Scranton Health Care Center, after a nearly six-year stay. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Carolyn Louise (Philipp) Drury.
Born in Scranton on Sept. 6, 1943, and son of the late James and Catherine (Corcoran) Drury, Jimmy was a graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1963. He eventually retired from the Scranton School District as a maintenance supervisor, and upon his retirement he worked in security for General Dynamics.
The ultimate entertainer, Jimmy loved his music and entertaining others. Some of his fondest memories came playing with his brother in his band, “Jimmy Drury and the Virginians.”
Passing away peacefully after a longtime illness, Jimmy will forever be loved by all who knew him.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a former member of St. Ann Basilica.
He is also survived by his children, Dana Bigelow and husband, Jason Kurilla, of Throop; Joseph DuPay, of Richmond, Va.; and Denise DuPay, of Scranton; his brother, Gerard Drury, of Scranton; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A four-year-old daughter, Anita Louise DuPay, preceded him in death.
His family would like to thank the entire staff of Scranton Health Care for the years of care.
A private blessing service will be from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with burial to follow at the Cathedral Cemetery, West Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411. Please visit the funeral home’s website to leave a condolence.