Cataldo (Ky) Scalzo

Cataldo (Ky) Scalzo, 94, of Hughestown passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Highland Manor, Exeter.

Born in Pittston on Sept. 9, 1918, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Grace Scalzo Scalzo.

He was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1939, and had worked as a laborer for Tabone and Barbera and Mastriani Construction. He was a member of the Laborers' Tri-County Union and Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Rossi Scalzo; son, Sammy Scalzo; son-in-law, Donald White; brothers, Joseph, Louis, Sandy and Ross Scalzo; and sisters, Rena, Providence, Angeline and Grace Scalzo.

Surviving are his son, Michael Scalzo and his wife, Jackie, Hughestown; daughters, Grace A. White, Waterbury, Conn.; Vera Orleski and her husband, Michael, Harding; Carol Fanti and her husband, Michael, Exeter; and Doreen Latona and her husband, Chris, Avoca; daughter-in-law, Mary Scalzo, Exeter; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The Scalzo family would like to thank the staff of Highland Manor and Celtic Hospice for the exceptional care they provided to Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main St., Pittston. Interment will follow in West Pittston Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 13, 2012