Louis H. Cardoni Sr.

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Louis H. Cardoni Sr., 86, of the Hilldale section of Plains Township, died Monday morning, Aug. 4, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Hilldale, he was the son of the late Louis and Jennie Leonardi Cardoni, and was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1945, and King's College, Wilkes-Barre. He also attended Temple University, Michigan State University and the University of Colorado.

Lou was a field auditor for the Field Accounting Services of Pennsylvania and retired after serving as assistant bureau director in charge of the Field Accounting Services for the Bureau of Employed Security, Labor and Industry of Pennsylvania.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with the 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, from 1948 to 1952, attaining the rank of sergeant first class.

Lou was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township; the Hilldale Italian Club, serving as secretary; Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558; past president of the Plains Rotary, where he was honored as a Paul Harris recipient; past president of the Hilldale Community Center; and was past owner of Five Star Pizza and Miniature Golf, Plains Township.

Lou served on the Plains Township Recreation Board for more than 35 years, serving as past president and currently as vice president, and was very instrumental and proud of one the finest recreation facilities in Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ellen Dooley, on Jan. 14, 2005; and brother, Wilfred (Bill) Cardoni.

Surviving are his son, Louis Cardoni Jr. and his wife, Carol, Forty Fort; daughters, Maureen Riley and Kathy Cardoni, Plains Township; grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric and Scott Cardoni and Kasey and Jordan Riley; nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.

Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Cori's Place, 495 Wyoming St., Hanover Township, PA 18706.

Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 6, 2014
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