Bruno (Rusty) Parlante was called home Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in Seneca Falls, N.Y. at Huntington Living Center, where he was a resident from November 2008, after residing with his daughter, Patricia, and her family.
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He was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Keystone, the son of Rose Riccetti Parlante and Benjamin Parlante.
He was a graduate of Plains Township High School, Plains Township.
Bruno owned Rusty's Meat Market in Wilkes-Barre. He was later employed as a butcher by Food Fair, Wilkes-Barre Cold Storage and Home Markets, where he then retired.
He was a proud veteran of the Navy.
Bruno was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Italian-American Club and belonged to St. Jude's Church, Mountain Top.
He was a fantastic cook; feeding everyone, especially his family, was his passion in life. He was an excellent bowler, participating in many leagues. He loved sports, and to say he was a New York Yankees fan is an understatement.
He adored his wife, Irene, and his three children. He was a proud grandfather, and nurtured them all through his cooking.
Bruno was always a positive influence in everyone's lives, loved by all, always eager to help and give.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Skurkis Parlante, sharing 53 years of a wonderful marriage; mother, Rose Tarantino; father, Benjamin Parlante; granddaughter, Melissa Hackney, who adored him; and great-grandson, Bradley Corbin.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia and her husband, Jerry Antosh, Seneca Falls, N.Y.; son, Richard and his wife, Chris, Naples, Fla.; son, Mark, Dorrance, who cared for him prior to moving to New York; brother, Robert Parlante, Matthews, N.C.; brother, Elmer Parlante, Williamsport; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from Mamary Durkin Funeral Home, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. A Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude's Church, Mountain Top, with interment at Bear Creek Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday 5 to 8 p.m.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2010