- On January 30, 2023
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Jean McCrory, age 80, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully at home with her family on January 27, 2023.
Described as loving, loyal, hilarious, kind, and stubborn, Jean passionately supported her loving husband, Bob; her daughter, K.C. McCrory-Wise; her grandson, Alex Wise; her late parents, Andrew and Margaret (Likovich) Sulkowski; her late sister, Margaret (the late Edson G.) Miller; her late brother, Lawrence “Larry” Sulkowski; and her many “adopted kids,” friends, and other family members. She loved her sister’s children — Edson A. (Samantha) Miller, Meg (James) Schroder, and David (Donna) Miller — as her own, and loved their children — Kate (Rob) Hardy, David Schroder, and Emmett Miller — as her own grandchildren. Jean also enjoyed a sisterly bond with Larry’s widow, Kathy (Hilburn) Sulkowski, and adored their son, Barrett.
Born in Canonsburg, Jean attended secretarial school after high school and then worked as a travel agent and administrative assistant for organizations including her husband’s Bookkeeping Service Co. in Castle Shannon.
She found her true companion in Bob, to whom Jean was both best friend and the love of his life. Together they enjoyed traveling, get-togethers with friends and family, and just hanging out and appreciating each other’s sense of humor.
Jean sincerely wished everyone her best, and prayed for it. She made sure those she loved knew it, forging lifelong bonds with many great friends who became her “chosen family.”
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital care of the Jean McCrory Memorial Fund (http://giftfunds.stjude.org/jean-mccrory-memorial).