Anthony D. Liparulo

Anthony D. Liparulo, 90, a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, formerly of Olyphant, died Friday at the veteran's center. His wife of 62 years was the former Ann Nestor, who died Dec. 30, 2009.

Born in Olyphant, son of the late Anthony and Mary Pauletti Liparulo, he was a graduate of Olyphant High School, class of 1942. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations in the 29th Division of the 82nd Airborne. After the war, he was the owner and operator of Liparulo's Service Station in Olyphant for many years. He was also employed as a welder for the International Brothers of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Local 0329. A lifelong Olyphant resident, he was a member of Holy Cross Parish, St. Patrick's Church, the Raymond Henry American Legion Post 327, Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6082, Peckville, Olyphant Queen City Hose Company 8 and the Senior Citizens Bowling League, where he wore his perfect 300-game ring very proudly.

Tony's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Gino Merli Veterans Center for the kindness and compassion extended toward him and his family. They were considered, by him, to be truly part of his extended family. He will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. A thank you also goes out to the staff of Sacred Heart Hospice for all they did for him.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Curran and husband, Tom; and Tony Lynn Dougherty and husband, Bob, all of Clarks Summit; a son, Anthony and fiancée, Sandra Heil, Gouldsboro; grandchildren, Mara Dempsey and husband, Tim; Kathy Stofko and husband, Dan, all of Clarks Summit; Alana Liparulo, Scranton; and Nicole Heil, State College; great-grandchildren, Tim and Connor Dempsey and Keira, Daniel and Emma Stofko; a sister, Mary Liparulo, Scranton; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Patsy, Luke, Joseph, who was killed in action in Italy during World War II, James and Peter Liparulo.

The funeral will be Monday with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, parish cemetery. Arrangements are being han dled by the James M. Margotta Funeral Home.

Friends may call one hour before the Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gino Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

For online condolences, visit www.margottafuneral homes.com.

Published in Scranton Times from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014