Jack F Flannery, 89, passed on Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Wilkes Barre, he was the son of the late Thomas S and Lillian Fenimore Flannery. His siblings Thomas A Flannery and Jean Flannery McAndrew predeceased him. He is survived by his sister Patricia Flannery Yanora, wife Marjorie, his children, nieces and nephews.
Upon graduating from G.A.R. Memorial High School in 1946 he worked at Russ’s Bakery. He proudly served his country, during the Korean War, in the United States Army and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 1 bronze service star and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a Regular Member of the American Legion Post 781, Mountaintop, PA
On December 1, 1951 Jack married the love of his life, Marjorie Meighan. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this past year. They are parents of three children, daughter Karen Flannery Kuehner and her husband Edward, Ashley; son Thomas and his wife Carrie Scavone Flannery, Mountaintop and daughter, Diane Flannery, Wilkes Barre.
When he was discharged from the US Army, he became employed at the Springbrook Water Company, which later became the Pa. Gas & Water Company. Starting out as a laborer, he held many positions including foreman of the service department. He was instrumental in the startup of the Training Center and instructed the first training sessions to implement plastic pipe into the gas system. Jack later held the first ever position of Safety & Loss Director of Pa. Gas & Water Co. He retired from this position after 38 years of service.
Jack was a founding member of the PG&W Employees Federal Credit Union, serving as the President for over 20 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of Choice One Federal Credit Union.
Jack was recognized by the City Council of Wilkes Barre for his heroic actions for pulling two infants from a burning home on Gilligan St. with a fellow neighbor.
Jack was an avid traveler and traveled the world with Marjorie. They visited over 20 countries, including China, Egypt, Russia, Ireland, and Italy. He was also a lifetime Notre Dame fan having attended several games in Notre Dame, IN.
He was a devoted Christian, serving as a Eucharist minister for over 20 years at St Nicholas Church, Wilkes Barre, PA
Funeral service will be conducted at 8:45 am, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mary Mother of God Mausoleum
Visitation is on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 4 to 7 pm and Wednesday morning from 8:15 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church.
St. Nicholas Church
226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701