Barry E. Semon, Sr.
June 20, 2017
Barry E. Semon Sr., 83, of Scranton died Wednesday morning at Abington Manor in South Abington Twp., following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Dolores Fletcher.
Born March 10, 1934 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Dennis) Semon. He was a Marine Corps veteran serving three years active duty and five years inactive duty. He served with the 2nd Marine Division, anti tank company.
Before his retirement, he was owner and operator of Barry’s Sunoco Service Station in the Green Ridge section of Scranton for 47 years. Barry was a longtime member and trustee of the former Providence United Methodist Church. In addition to being on the board of Trustees and administrative council. He served as a Sunday School teacher, and Lay Minister. He was member and Past Master of the Green Ridge Lodge and was a member of the Irem Temple Consistory and the Motorcycle Drill Team. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the Black Sheep Squad Model Airplane Club. Barry was honored several times by the Green Ridge Beautification Committee for his beautiful business property. He was an avid camper and traveler. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are his daughter Lisa A. Murphy of Dunmore; his son, Barry E. Semon Jr. and wife Deborah of Norristown; his sister, Shirley Reilly of Chinchilla; his grandchildren, Kevin Murphy II, Erin Regan, Katelyn Murphy, Heather Rorick, Brandon Semon, Nicholas Semon, Jocalyn Semon and Victoria Semon; his great-grandchildren, Reilly, Elizabeth, Emma and Bria. He also is survived by his companion of 20 years, Carol Burnett.
He was preceded in death by his son Brian E. Semon and twin infants Gary and Karen; his sisters, Charlotte, Elizabeth, and Edith; and his brothers Elwood and Maynard.
Barry’s family would like to thank the staff and administration at Abington Manor, especially Nurse Kristen, Nurse Joshua and Nurse Colleen; and thanks to compassionate Care especially Erin McGraw, Donna Morris – Evans, Mona Ulkoski and Kayla Kulesa. A special thank you to the Garvey family.
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A masonic funeral service will be conducted Friday at 6:30 p.m.
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