NORTHUMBERLAND — Albert S. Scicchitano, 92, of Emmanuel Home, and formerly of Shamokin, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2013, after a brief illness.
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Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Antonio and Catherine (Feudale) Scicchitano.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He entered the service Jan. 28, 1941, and served on the destroyers USS Wichita and USS Greer, and on the battleship USS Alabama, in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatre of Operations. On Dec. 12, 1946, he was awarded his honorable discharge.
On Oct. 31, 1959, he married Virginia M. Moore, who preceded him in death on May 5, 1998.
Albert was employed as a construction worker for a time in the Plainfield, N.J., area. Most recently, he was employed at U.S. Steel Fairless Hills, until his retirement.
He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township, and the Sons of Italy, Shamokin.
Albert was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed studying geography and mapping. He was always very well versed in current world affairs and enjoyed many news programs on television. He was also very proud of his dual citizenship status of both the United States and Italy. Most importantly was his deep love of his Catholic faith and his family.
Survivors include six children, Anthony Sosnoskie and his wife, Marcy, of Lewisburg, Christine Anonia and her husband, Mark, of Shamokin, Albert Scicchitano and his wife, Samantha, and Christopher Scicchitano and his wife, Carol, all of Panama City Beach, Fla., Lanza Williams and her husband, Christopher, of Shamokin, and Shawn Scicchitano and his wife, Dawn, of Coal Township; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Shearn, of Arizona, and Gina Fox, of New York City; a brother, Raymond, of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, David Sosnoskie, two brothers, Charles and Robert, and five sisters, Matilda Bobber, Josephine Getchey, Louise Brown, Clara Yasenchak and Barbara, who died in infancy.
SCICCHITANO — Albert S. Scicchitano, 92, of Emmanuel Home, Northumberland, and formerly of Shamokin. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trevorton Road. There will be no viewing. The Stephen A. Chowka Funeral Home, 114 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Our Lady of Hope Church, 863 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township 17866, or Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 16, 2013