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Patrick Scanlon, 70, of Vandling, died Sunday August 11th at home. His wife and best friend, Patricia Anne Finnegan Scanlon, R.N., died February 1, 2008.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Raymond P. and Louise Mannion Scanlon, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. He was a 22 year veteran of the United States Air Forces, having retired as a Technical Sergeant. He served during the Vietnam War. Patrick was a frequent volunteer at the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen, Scranton.
Surviving are a daughter: Gretchen Jones and husband Rick, Carbondale; two sons: Timothy Prince and wife Barbara, Denver, CO; P.J. Scanlon and his wife Tracy, Olyphant; 7 grandchildren: Kimberly, Ricky, and Kyle Jones; Timothy and Amelia Prince; Ian and Maggie Scanlon; two sisters: Ann Prince, Forest City; Joan Contratto, Sturgeon Bay, WI; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Eugene Scanlon; and a sister: Mary Lou Scanlon.
The funeral will be Friday, August 16th from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Thursday, from 4 to 7 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.
St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen
500 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA 18503