HAZLETON — Leonard A. Dettore, of Hazleton, passed away Sunday morning, June 2, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born in Hazleton, the son of the late John and Anella (Timbo) Dettore.
He served with the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater of Operations.
Prior to his retirement, Leonard was employed as an inspector for Beryllium Corp., Hazleton.
Leonard was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, and was a past member of the parish Holy Name Society.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Matsko, with whom he celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past Friday; three daughters, Mary Bugda, of Hazleton, Elaine Kyte and her husband, John, of Eagle Rock, and Patricia Rovito and her husband, Samuel, of Kulpmont; five grandchildren, Alexa Bonomo and her husband, Paul, Michael Bugda and his wife, Amy, David Nicolardi, Regina Nicolardi, and Jennifer Hopple and her husband the Rev. Zachary; six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Alexander, Salvadore, Olivia, Samuel and Gabriel, and several nieces and nephews.
Leonard was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Angelo and Frank, and a sister, Lucille.
DETTORE — Leonard A. Dettore, of Hazleton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton. Interment will follow in Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Hazleton. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by the family if sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre 18702, or Most Precious Blood Church, 141 E. Fourth St. Hazleton 18201. Fierro Funeral Service Inc., 26 W. Second St. Hazleton, Andrew J. Piskel, supervisor, is in charge of arrangements. You may email condolences at www.fierrofuneralservice.com.
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Published in The News Item on June 3, 2013