Patrick P. Shimo, 61, of Jermyn, entered into eternal rest, much too soon, as he loved life, on Saturday. He is survived by his best friend, Pamela Rae Leonard and together they have celebrated seventeen years of marriage.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Mary D. Butler Shimo. Pat was a graduate of Bishop Klonowski High School, class of 1978, and received his associate degree from Lackawanna Junior College. Pat worked for the Fell Charter School, Simpson. A jack of all trades, Pat was meticulous about his home and his yard. In his spare time, he bowled, played pool and darts, always the life of the party. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and excellent cook, who shared his "recipe of the day." His life was centered on his family, the students at the school and his Stormy, a Norwegian Elkhound. Pat was a member of the Carpenters Local 261.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons, Brandon and fiancé, Morgan Thompson, Arkansas; and Christian, Jermyn; a daughter, Jillian and fiancé, James Timlin, Jermyn; three brothers, Jack and wife, Donna; Frank and wife, Carol, all of Scranton; and James and wife, Tina, Dickson City; four sisters, Peggy Evanitsky and Betty Shimo both of Old Forge; Joan Klein and husband, David, Scranton and Mary Rose Daniels and husband, Paul, South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Judith Leonard, Monroeton and his former wife, Laurie Neu Shimo, Jermyn; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pat's memory may be made to his wife, Pamela.
Family and friends are invited to attend Pat's memorial gathering on Monday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Scott G. Loomer, Covenant Presbyterian Church, officiating.
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