Jan. 28, 2013
Edo M. Fanti, 84, of Exeter, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Exeter, he was a 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. He 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 Co. #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 over 20 years. He 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 and 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; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Fanti; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Military funeral services will be accorded on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, by the AmVets Honor Guard. A Mass of Christian burial will follow 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 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. 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.