John Paul Shea, 40, husband of Jennifer Anne Ciglar Shea, of Phoenixville, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, after suffering a stroke. Born Dec. 5, 1976, in Plains Township, Luzerne County, he is the son of Joseph and Kathleen Dessoye Shea of Plains Township. John was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Class of 1995. He earned his master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Scranton. He worked as a physical therapist for In Motion Physical Therapy in Downingtown. He was a member of St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Kimberton. He was an extremely dedicated coach for the Phuture Phantoms Football Organization, where he coached both flag and tackle football, as well as the Kimberton Youth Athletic League, where he coached t-ball. He was a passionate Philadelphia sports fan. He loved mountain biking, as well as camping and hiking adventures with his family. John's biggest loves are his wife and children. He was happiest spending time with them, and he spent his short 40 years on earth living every day to the fullest. Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are his sons, J.R. Shea, 8 years old; and Jack Shea, 6 years old; daughter, Chloe Shea, 4 years old; brother, Joe Shea and wife, Patty, Spring City; sister, Tricia Sharkey, Drums; and eight nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. Basil The Great Catholic Church, 2340 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville. A viewing will be held in Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main St. at Fourth Avenue, Phoenixville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and in the church from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shea Children's Fund, c/o Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, 120 Main St., Phoenixville, PA 19460. Condolences may be given at www.GatchaFuneral.com.
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