Lucas L. Nardone, 90, a longtime resident of Carey Avenue in Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Wesley Village.
Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Carmen and Filomena Ucci Nardone.
Lucas was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School.
He joined his parents in the operation of C. Nardone and Sons, trading as Mama Nardone's where he became an owner of the pizza and bread baking business before retiring after 52 years with the company.
A member of the Parish of St. Robert Bellarmine, he was a communicant at the Church of St. Aloysius. He was also a member of the Bishop William J. Hafey Assembly Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus Council 984 in Plymouth, the Onawanda Campers' Association, B.P.O. Elks, St. Therese's Senior Citizens' and Holy Rosary Credit Union where he served as an officer.
Lucas was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Anna Rusavage Nardone, in December 1999. A granddaughter, Abigail Dwyer, infant sister, Anna Nardone, brother, Vincent Nardone, sisters, Josephine Rotondaro and Eugenia Costantino, and brothers-in-law, Alfred Rotondaro and Dominick Pizzella, also preceded him in death.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Mary Ann and her husband, Henry Ostrowski, Laurel Lakes; Robert and his wife, Marie Koval Nardone, Bear, Del.; Nancy and her husband, Mark Shea, Wilkes-Barre; Joanne Nardone, Harrisburg; and Kathy Dwyer, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Stephen (Kim), Philip (Adrienne), Karen (Justin), Michael, Bill (Jennifer), Paul (Stefanie), Kevin (Marybeth) and Lucas; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Matthew, Rosemary, Sarah, David, Michael, Anna, Emma, John, Caroline and Leo; brother, Thomas (Rachel) Nardone, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Theresa Pizzella, Exeter; and Dolores (Anthony) D'Elia, Pittston; brother-in-law, Saverio Costantino, Hanover Township; sister-in-law, Mildred Nardone, Kingston; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
The entire family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
A celebration of Lucas' life will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday from McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Aloysius.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Lucas' family at www.celebratehislife.com