Frank Thaddeus Pienta, 88, of Wilkes-Barre died Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Frank, who was the son of the late Victoria and Michael Pienta and devoted husband for 62 years of Marcella Kosisher Pienta, passed away peacefully at Celtic Hospice after a gradual decline from congestive heart failure.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella, and two daughters, Marie, Narberth; and Diane, Boston, Mass. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Patrick, Katharine and Theresa, and multiple nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
The 11th of 12 children, he was predeceased by all of his siblings.
Frank was a World War II combat Marine veteran, having served in the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Division, at Guadalcanal and Okinawa.
A mail carrier for 30 years, he always enjoyed meeting people along his routes. He also enjoyed driving throughout the United States to explore new places, which he and Marcella did each year.
At home, he loved working in his house and garden, fixing or building anything, even after two debilitating strokes. He was determined to be productive and independent despite his disabilities and last fall he could still be seen climbing a ladder to prune his apple tree.
He will be greatly missed by his family.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. this Wednesday at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township, with a viewing at the church from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Celtic Hospice.
Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township.
Yeosock Funeral Home - Plains
40 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 22, 2014