COAL TOWNSHIP — Francis J. Sando, 69, formerly of 1018 Scott St., Kulpmont, who was a resident of Mountain View: a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township, for the past three years, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
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Born in Shamokin June 24, 1944, he was a son of Rose (Ortona) Sando, of Kulpmont, and the late Frank J. Sando, who was killed in World War II.
Francis was a 1962 graduate of Kulpmont High School and was employed as a nailer in the Shamokin Shoe Factory. He enjoyed hunting and fishing prior to becoming ill.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, formerly St. Mary's Church.
In addition to his mother, Francis is survived by his caregiver, Diane Clayberger, of Kulpmont; two aunts, Antoinette Lowery and husband, John, of California, and Eleanor Taddia and husband, John, of New Jersey, and many cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Anthony and Concetta Ortona; and aunt and uncle, Joseph and Marie Ortona.
SANDO — Francis J. Sando, 69, formerly of 1018 Scott St., Kulpmont, who was a resident of Mountain View: a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont, with the Rev. Andrew Stahmer officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kulpmont. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday with Transferal Prayers at 10:15 a.m. in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, with Supervisor C.J. Lucas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont, Pa., 17834. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
1053 Chestnut Street
Kulpmont, PA 17834
Published in The News Item from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2013