Robert (Bob) Flannery, age 63, of West Scranton, passed away Saturday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after an illness. Surviving is his loving wife, Mary Ellen (Loscombe) Flannery. The couple would have celebrated their 39th anniversary on Friday.
A lifelong resident of Scranton, Bob was born on June 2, 1955 to the late Robert and Helen (Martin) Flannery. A 1974 graduate of West Scranton High School, he worked for the recycling department of the City of Scranton’s D.P.W. for 40 years, prior to retirement. A faithful Roman Catholic, he was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church.
A die-hard NASCAR fan, Martin Truex, Richard and Kyle Petty had been his favorite drivers. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was a master handyman who could repair just about anything. Despite battling illness, Bob showed true selflessness as he never complained and only worried more about his loved ones, especially his beloved Mary Ellen. He will certainly be missed forever.
He is also survived by his sister, Ann Ozawa and husband Ed of Mass.; his mother-in-law, Mary (Gerrity) Locombe of Scranton; and many adoring aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws and friends.
His wife would like to acknowledge and thank both Drs. Chris Peters and Michael Alocci as well as the entire staff of Sacred Heart Hospice for the tremendous care and compassion shown to Bob throughout his illness.
Funeral services will begin on Thursday at 9:15AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, followed by a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor. Burial will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.