John McGreevy

John McGreevy, 75, a lifelong native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2020. John was the son of a naval chief petty officer, the late Bernard McGreevy, and the late Elizabeth McGreevy, both of Scranton.

He worked as a draftsman and was a graduate of Central High School, the University of Scranton and the University of Alabama where he worked as a teacher, earning a bachelor's and master's degree. He was a master chess player and won many gaming competitions.

John was predeceased by his beloved sister, Marihelen Cerra (née McGreevy); his aunts, Sarah McNeil and Mary Foley; uncle, Thomas McNeil; and his cousin, Virginia Levandoski. John is survived by his niece, Kathleen Vancheri, her husband, Nick Vancheri, his great-nephew, Nicholas Vancheri, of New Jersey; his brother-in-law, Bruce Cerra, of New Jersey; his cousin, Bill Foley, of Scranton; his niece, Jennifer Baker, of California; and his friends who he described as his family, Bob Ross, George Paulishak, Spike Kennedy and Sarah Janesko.

Private family arrangements only by Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton PA 18505.

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