Edo M. Fanti, 84, of Exeter passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
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Born in Exeter, he was the son of the late Mariano and Nella Tredici Fanti.
Edo attended Exeter schools and was a member of St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, and its Holy Name Society, and was also an usher.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with a tour of duty in Japan with the 1st Cavalry Division.
He was a life member of the Exeter Hose Company No. 1, where he served as past financial secretary.
Edo was also the first chartered president of the Exeter Community Ambulance. He was a member and past president of the Exeter Lions Club from 1979 to 1980, and past chairman of the Region 3 Eye Bank District 14. He served as past cub master of Pack 311 and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 20 years. He had also served as past district chairman of the Pathfinders District 2 of Penn Mountain Council, where he received the St. George emblem on Oct. 26, 1986, where he also received the District Award of Merit.
He was employed by Consolidated Cigar Co., with 30 years of service in Berwick. Edo was also last employed as a tax assessor for Luzerne County, and served on the Exeter Borough Council for eight years.
Preceding him in death were his sister, Nancy Pantucci; a brother, Armando Fanti; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Pambianco Fanti.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Anna (Anita) Pivarnik; sons, Mario and his wife, Kelly Fanti, Exeter; and Joseph and his companion, Rita, Exeter; a sister, Valeria Callaio, Exeter; and a granddaughter, Jocelyn Fanti. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Military funeral services will be accorded at 9 a.m. Saturday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, by the AMVETS Honor Guard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Memorial Street, Exeter, with the Rev. Daniel Schwebs, O.S.J., officiating.
Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Exeter Lions Club, or to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 30, 2013