David A. Salata, 66, of Bear Creek Township passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anne Koloski Salata.
He was a retired life safety inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
David was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a life member of the American Legion and a Disabled American Veteran. He was also a past member of the Bear Creek Zoning Board.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jodell Hannaford; son, Mark Salata and his wife, Mana Parast, San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter, Jasmine; sisters, Judy Pecone and her husband, Nicholas, Savannah, Ga.; and Audrey Bartol and her husband, Michael, Conyngham; and aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A prayer service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home Inc., 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, with the funeral home doors opening at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The family would like to thank the staff of Geisinger Wyoming Valley and Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, who provided excellent care, comfort and support. They would also like to thank all of their family, friends, and neighbors who provided daily companionship and unselfish service to both David and Jodell. The family is grateful for all the condolences that have been received from friends and family all around the world.
Memorial donations may be made to your local SPCA.
Condolences may be sent through www.moranfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 11, 2012