Sharon Ann Sylvester Lynady, 74, Scranton, died on Monday at Geisinger-CMC in Scranton due to long term complications induced by COVID. She spent her final hours surrounded by family and friends. She peacefully passed with her beloved husband John Lynady of 51 years, her children, grandchildren and best friend Donna Monahan by her side.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Concetta “Jenny” Forgione Sylvester, she was a graduate of West Scranton High School Class of 1967. She was a proud Invader twirler and remained active in her high school alumni association. She went on to Empire Beauty School and worked at several local salons prior to finally owning and operating her own salons for over 20 years. Sharon retired from the Confetti Hair Studio after being diagnosed with progressed kidney disease. She loved her work and through it all, she showed immense strength and kept her larger-than-life attitude. It was her daughter-in-law Jenn that donated a kidney to Sharon in March of 2019, a true testament to the type of woman that she was. She gave profound love, and profound love was shown to her in return.
Sharon most enjoyed being with her husband John, her family and dear friends. She frequented game night, playing bingo and a fierce game of dominoes with her friends at John Marshall. She was chief organizer of late-night card club on Saturdays, hosting friends and family. Sharon was a popular face at many local culinary establishments in Scranton and the surrounding area. She was an avid shopper, and you could often find her tuned in to QVC. She held the record for the most packages delivered to John Marshall apartments in one day.
Sharon will always be remembered for her unconditional love—she had the ability to make everyone feel special. Her door was always open to welcome family and friends to share a hot cup of coffee, a good laugh, or a word of support and encouragement.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to her in-home care nurses, Paulette, Jackie, and Annette; the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, especially her renal transplant nephrologist, Dr. Fawaz Al Ammary and her transplant coordinator Beth Adams; Northeast Nephrology; Allied Services Hospice Care; and a special thanks to the Geisinger-CMC Intensive, Trauma and Critical Care Units as well as nurses Hellen Ann and Jodi who provide compassionate care for Sharon and her visitors.
Surviving is her son Todd and wife Jennifer Weller-Lynady of Drexel Hill, PA; daughters Nicole Lynady- Bittenbender and husband Brian, and Marissa Lynady, all of Scranton; beloved rescue dog Frankie; grandchildren Kaliyah Lynady, Kamyl Lynady, and Cole Bittenbender; her sisters Carolyn Halkyer of Sebring, FL, and Diane Moran and husband Edward of Scranton; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and endless friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Carl Halkyer.
The funeral will be Saturday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Lucy’s Church, 949 Scranton St., West Scranton. Family and friends may pay their respects that morning at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Those unable to attend can view the funeral service via www.scrantonfilms.com/livestream.
Interment will be privately held.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that contributions in Sharon’s memory be made to the Cody Barrasse Foundation at www.codybarrassefoundation.com; or to Gift of Life at https://www.giftoflife.org/contrib.
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The Cody Barrasse Memorial Foundation
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