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Roger G. Pryor

April 25, 1942 - January 6, 2021

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Roger G. Pryor, 78 of Plains Township, passed away Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021 at his home.

Born in the Keystone section of Plains, he was the son of the late Grant and Helen (Sokola) Pryor.

Roger was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1960. He was an Air Force Veteran and was employed for CK Coffee Service of Wilkes-Barre for many years, and last for Luzerne County Community College.

Roger was an accomplished musician and played with Rusty and the Versatiles, Polka Punch, and last with The Duo of Roger and Joe. Roger and Joe played at many church bazaars and fundraisers in the Valley and beyond.

He was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre, the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon, Post 558, the Polish American Veterans, Plains, and the Lithuanian Tauras Club, Wilkes-Barre.

Surviving are his daughter Maria Pryor-Deitz and her husband John, Tunkhannock, sons Michael Pryor, Duryea, and Raymond Pryor and wife Sarah, Harvey’s Lake, grandchildren Grant and Troy Pryor, twin sister Roberta Ricardo Schloemer, Plains, fiancée and companion of 20 years, Carolyn Simonetti, Scranton, and former wife Patricia Pryor Telfair, niece Larissa Goldstein.

Private family funeral services will be held in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre, followed by interment with Military Honors accorded by the United States Air Force and the Plains American Legion Funeral Honor Guard in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Arrangements entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 1123 East End Blvd.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 591 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 in Roger’s memory.