CLARKS SUMMIT — Michael A. Nardella, 89, of Clarks Summit, died Sunday morning, March 23, 2014, at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. His wife is Jane Courtright Nardella. The couple had been married for 65 years.
Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Anthony and Nicholena Picchione Nardella.
Prior to retirement, he was a pressman for Eureka Printing in Scranton, and later worked for Gould Battery.
He was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received the Bronze Star, ETI Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, World War II and Korea Service Medal with 2 Battle Stars, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Battle Stars, Combat Infantry Badge, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal for his bravery and patriotic service to his country. He was a member of Abington Memorial VFW Post #7069.
He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Glenburn, and previously St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and as an usher.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary James.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark and his wife, Marianne, Moscow, and Anthony and his wife, Kimberly, New Providence; a daughter, Gail Prye and her husband, Robert, Clarks Summit; five grandchildren, Kyle and Kirby Nardella, David Prye, and Michael and Erin Nardella; and six great grandchildren.
The family would like to express thanks to the nurses and aides at the Gino Merli Veterans Center and Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA for their kindness and compassion.
Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Epiphany, 1003 Church Hill Road, Glenburn, with services by the Rev. Graham Cliff. Interment will follow in Milwaukee Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Abington Memorial VFW Post #7069 will perform military honors immediately prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gino Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.