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William John McNamara, 64, a life-long resident of the Scranton area, died Wednesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Born in Scranton, son of the late William P. and Dorothy Devine McNamara, he was a graduate of Central High School (class of 1970) and Mansfield State University (class of 1974). He most recently worked as a route salesman for MJ Mackarey; prior to that, he was an independent contractor for Snyder’s of Hanover and had worked for as a route salesman for Frito-Lay for nearly 20 years.

Surviving are daughter Colleen McNamara of North Bethesda, MD; son William R. McNamara of Williamsburg, VA; sister Alice Hughes of Scranton; brother John McNamara of Nicholson; and grandson Seamus Cole McNamara.

A viewing will be held Monday from 4-7pm in the Corey Brian Strauch Services, funeral home location, 602 Birch Street, Scranton PA 18505.

The funeral and interment will be private, at the convenience of the family, at Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence please visit

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