James (Jim) Kersey
January 11, 2018


Mr. James (Jim) Kersey, 77, of Lake Sheridan, Nicholson, formerly of Washington, D.C. and Rockville, Maryland, fell into the arms of our Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton after a brief illness.

He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1940 to Ralph and Edna (Whalen) Kersey and was educated in Washington, D.C. area schools. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C., the Georgetown Preparatory School and the Forum Condominiums, Rockville, Maryland.

He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

His major interests were floral designing, oil painting and landscaping. He designed the garden of his home at Lake Sheridan with many floral varieties, topiaries, fountains and statues. He enjoyed sitting on the porch over looking the lake and his garden creations, which were admired by the residents and bystanders. He also enjoyed his time at the beach, casinos, musical theater and concerts at the Kennedy Center. He had a unique sense of humor and could entertain a crowd with his story telling.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, three sisters, Mildred Michaels, Grace LaRose and Mary Ann Bynaker and three brothers, Harry, Bob and William Kersey.

Surviving are:

Brother, Donald Kersey Sr. of Berlin, Maryland

Brother, Jack Kersey of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

His companion of 48 years, Jerome L. Rutkoski of Lake Sheridan, Nicholson

Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

He is also survived by his extended family of the late Jess L. and Beatrice Rutkoski, Jess L. Rutkoski Jr. and Diane M. Plisga and their families.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:30 am from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea. Interment will be in the Abington Hill Cemetery, South Abington Township. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.


Guestbook Entries

Sorry for you loss. We always enjoyed Jim's company at the store. He seemed like such a great guy.

John and Aileen Berry-Chinchilla Variety Store (over 2 years ago)

Words cammot express our deep sorrow at the loss of Dear Jim. He was a gentleman, artist, entertainer, gardener, humorist and so much more. Jim will always be with us. Jerry, Diane, Jesse and Family--Our Deepest Sympathy

Robert W. Weise, Kay Alexander, Mary Lou Resko (over 2 years ago)

Our deepest sympathy to Jerry and all the family from the staff at Allied Services. God Bless

Laura Smith (over 2 years ago)

Our hearts and prayers are with you Jerry and family.

Kirk and Jim (Butchie) (over 2 years ago)

Love you uncle Jim

Patty Bynaker Rowan (over 2 years ago)

We will miss you Love, Carol, Lynn & Donna

James Kersey (over 2 years ago)

Miss you already Love, Carol, Lynnie & Donna

(over 2 years ago)

Love you, Uncle Jim

Ted and Fran Corney (over 2 years ago)

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