David V. Ciotola, 75, of Exeter passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Exeter on May 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Helen Zavada Ciotola.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston. During his childhood, he proudly served as an altar boy for St. John the Baptist Church in Pittston.
David was a Korean War
veteran, serving honorably in the United States Air Force
He was a member of the Slovak League of America, where he was awarded the "2012 Man of the Year," member of the American Legion in Kingston, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 396 in Wyoming, and a social member of the Hose Company No. 2 in Wyoming.
In earlier years, David was employed as a foreman by Consolidated Cigar in West Pittston before retiring from the Tobyhanna Army Depot.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Mary Gregory and Grace Mahalski.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sonya Fela, with whom he celebrated 40 years of marriage on March 3; three nieces, Kelly Ann Gregory, Christina Sturba and Nicole Whiteman.
The family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to friends and neighbors for their loving care and support during this time. A special thank you to the second floor nurses and staff of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their compassion and kindness.
A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, with the Rev. Richard J. Cirba officiating.
Interment will be held in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley St., Exeter. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.