John A. Cicilioni, 79, of Peckville, died Friday at Laurels at Mid Valley Health and Rehab Center.
Born Feb. 8, 1934, in Peckville, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary Pacini Cicilioni. He was a graduate of Blakely High School, class of 1954. After graduation, he was drafted into the Army and proudly served his country throughout Europe and Turkey. Upon returning to Peckville, he was employed by and would become co-owner of the Mid-Valley Cash Store until his retirement. In later years, he worked part time at Discount Foods in Carbondale and Burlington Coat Factory in Eynon, in shipping and receiving.
John's life revolved around family traditions, values and a strong work ethic. A gentleman in every meaning of the word, he was the man who will always be remembered for his integrity, kindness, generosity and devotion to his family. His example touched the lives on many and we will be forever grateful.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Laurels and the Mid-Valley Hospital for the exceptional care that John received.
He is survived by a sister, Johanna DeCarli, Eynon; a brother, Orlando Cicilioni, Blakely; several nieces, nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Louise, Yolanda, Melinda, Angeline, Alfred and Mary; infant brothers, Primo, Seccondo and Angelo; and a godson, Kyle M. Churney.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. Interment, St. Mary's Assumption Cemetery, Montdale.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
For online condolences, go to www.margottafuneral homes.com