Frank Scarantino, 88, of Pittston, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Born Feb. 9, 1925 in San Cataldo, Sicily, he was one of nine siblings who reside and rest in Sicily and Italy. Frank came to Pittston with his wife, Angelina, in 1954 to pursue the American dream. For many years, Frank c0-owned and managed numerous coat and garment factories in northern New Jersey, New York and northeast Pennsylvania.
Frank was a dedicated member of the former St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church, Pittston, serving as an usher. As a devout Roman Catholic, he was very passionate about his faith. He embraced the compassion of friendship, good food, good wine and gardening. He was a member and held office at the San Cataldo Society of Pittston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo and Grazia (Seminatore); sister Carmela; and brothers, Gaetano, Salvatore and Santino.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of almost 60 years, Angelina, are his two daughters, Grace and Francesca; only granddaughter, Cassandra Angelina; son-in-law, Jonathan; brother, Giuseppe; sisters Concetta, Maria and Rosa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family thanks Dr. Charles Manganiello, Dr. James Bruno, Sue Chandler and Brenda of the critical care unit at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Linda from the intensive care unit of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and all of the staff for the kindness, care and compassion they provided to Frank and our family.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Monday at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston, on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
For directions to the funeral home or to express condolences to Frank's family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.