Joseph Angelo Cosentino, 94, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away at 12:35 p.m., March 16, 2013, in Bedford, Ind.
Born Nov. 11, 1918, in Pittston, he was a son of Vincenzo "James" and Carolina (Cassaro) Cosentino. He married Florence Gloria Mecadon on Aug. 30, 1947, and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1993. He was the loving father of Angela Cosentino, Mitchell, Ind.
Joseph "Cazy" served in World War II as a petty officer 2nd class electrician's mate in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the Department of the Navy as a civil engineer after 35 years of federal service. He was a graduate of Pittston High School, attended Manhattan College, New York City, and was a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He held a professional engineering license, was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Florida, and was a lifetime member of the VFW.
Joseph is survived by his immediate family daughter, Angela Cosentino, Mitchell, Ind.; adopted daughter, Phillis Green; friend, Bonnie Green; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Norma Cassio, South Plainfield, N.J., Mrs. Rita Mecadon, Pittston, Mrs. Katherine Mecadon, Pittston; 15 nieces and nephews and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 46 years, Florence; and a sister.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the 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, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Homefront of PA & DE, P.O. Box 2102, Doylestown, PA 18901; www.operationhomefront.net/pade. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 23, 2013