Edmund C. Booth Jr., 63, of Dupont, died Tuesday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton.
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Born in Pittston on Sept. 28, 1949, son of the late Edmund C. Sr. and Mary Cawley Booth, he was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1968, and received an associate degree from Luzerne County Community College. He served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War through the Gulf War. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He then spent 16 years with the Department of State as an investigator for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, and a former member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. He was also a member of the Avoca VFW; the West Side Social Club, Avoca; and the Perugia Club, Keystone. He enjoyed playing cards, horse racing, golf and watching sports, especially Penguins hockey and Yankees baseball.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Elaine Cebula Booth; son, Kevin Booth and wife, Jessica, Pittston; daughters, Carrie Ann Keller and husband, Brian, West Pittston; Jennifer Lewis and husband, Eric, Exeter; and Allison Booth, Dupont; grandchildren, Hunter, Logan and Kallie Booth, Noah, Avery and Brayden Strucke, Aubrey and Nathan Lewis; sisters, Mary Jo Soriecelli and husband, Joseph, Ashburn, Va.; Laura Booth, Newark, Del.; and Erin Ostroski, Pittston; mother-in-law, Theresa Cebula, Dupont; numerous sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Booth; father-in-law, John Cebula; and brother-in-law, Tom Ostroski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.
Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on June 20, 2013