Wayne John Rodney, 65, of Scranton , died Monday, April 23, 2012 in Geisinger Community Medical Center . He was the husband of the former Jean Ross. The couple had been married 40 years.
Born Sept. 12, 1946, in Scranton , son of the late John and Minnie McCloskey Rodney, he was a graduate of Milford High School , Connecticut . Before retirement, Wayne was employed by RCA in Dunmore , where he worked for 33 years as a machine attendant. He honorably served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War . Wayne was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church , Scranton , and St. Stephen's Booster Club, Scranton . He was an avid golfer and former member of Emanon Country Club.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Martin, Dr. M. Baikadi, Dr. Salvatore Scialla and Dr. Donald Preate Jr. for the compassionate care given to Wayne .
Also surviving are two sons, Craig Rodney, Collegeville; and Ross Rodney, Dunmore; a daughter, Melanie Rodney, Dunmore; a brother, Fred Rodney, Milford Conn.; two sisters, Ruth Lennick and Edith Spear, both of Scranton; a granddaughter, Emma Rose Rodney; and a grandson, Christopher Joseph Rodney.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Rodney.
The funeral will be Friday, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church , 316 William St. , Scranton with services by the Rev. Cyril D. Edwards. Interment will be private.
Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave. , Clarks Summit.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church .