Joseph A. Nardone, 71, of the Old Boston section of Jenkins Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Hospice Community Care surrounded by his family.
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Born in Pittston on July 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Frank and Gasperina Fanelli Nardone.
He was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School and received an associate degree in business from Penn State University.
He had formerly worked at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority and, prior to retirement, he was employed as executive director of the Lower Lackawanna Sewer Authority.
He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston, and a former board member of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authority Association.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed trout fishing at Lake Winola. He was a master craftsman in woodworking. He was a fan of baseball and loved the Boston Red Sox.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and brother and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Pechalonis Nardone. Also surviving are his daughter, Holly Nardone, Wilmington, Vt.; sister, Diane Nardone, Old Boston; brother, Frank Nardone and his wife, Sharon, Old Boston; aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, friends and his dog, Patches.
Special thanks to Dr. Charles Manganiello for the years of exceptional care he provided to Joe. Thank you also to Dr. Greenwald; Dr. Schulman; as well as to the staff of Diversified Nursing, especially Karen and Cathy; the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Hospice Community Care for their compassionate care.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston.
Interment will follow in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Suite 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013