Peter P. Minetola, 95, a longtime resident of Vulcan Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Monday, July 15, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Carmella Stotsi Minetola.
Pete was a member of the Class of 1935 of GAR Memorial High School.
A Navy veteran of World War II
, he served in the Pacific Theater.
Pete operated coal and trucking businesses before starting the family masonry contracting firm, which he operated until his retirement.
Mr. Minetola was a member of the Parish of St. Andrew and a communicant at the Church of St. Patrick. He was also a member of the St. John Neumann Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
His wife, Mary Anna Polto Minetola, died Oct. 8, 2002.
Brothers, John, Martin and Patrick Minetola, also preceded him in death.
He will be greatly missed by his son, Patrick, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Victor and Albert; a sister, Mary; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A celebration of Peter's life was held Wednesday with a Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick. Entombment was in the Resurrection Mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Peter's family was assisted with arrangements by McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service. Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Peter's family at celebratehislife.com