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Irvin J. Carey

August 27, 1927 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 91)

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Irvin J. Carey, of Wilkes-Barre,  very devoted Prince Charming and loving husband, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Zugarek) Carey. Irvin graduated from Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre and served his country in both the United States Navy and Army.  He was employed by and later retired from Anthracite Marble and Tile.

Irvin was a member of The Episcopal Church of St. Clement & St. Peter, Wilkes-Barre and also attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre.

Irvin and his much devoted and loving wife of 48 years, Florence J. (Wasserstrom) Carey, loved traveling all over the world, especially cruising and meeting and becoming close friends with Captain Arnolf and Tove Remo of Norway and Mansour, Najat and Homoud of Kuwait, and also enjoyed doing Wildwood Crest trips with special friends, etc. etc. etc.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life and “very” devoted and loving wife, Florence J. (Wasserstrom) Carey; special niece, Janine Politz; nephew, Ronald Metzger; special friends by his wife’s side 24/7, Tom and Alice Comparetta, Connie Orlandini, Geri Kolotelo, Shirley Grzymski and will be sadly missed by many treasured friends.

The family would like to thank “quintessential” Dr. Richard Blum for his care and concern to Irv and thanking the wonderful nurses on floor 5 and 7 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, for their special concern and care.

A memorial celebration of Irv’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association. Donation Processing Center. PO Box 7000. Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001., Shriners Hospitals for Children. c/o Donor Relations. 2900 Rocky Point Drive. Tampa, FL 33607 or charity of your choice.

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