Michael A. Nardella

Michael A. Nardella, 89, of Clarks Summit, died Sunday morning at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. He and his wife, Jane Courtright Nardella, had been married for 65 years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Anthony and Nicholena Picchione Nardella. Before retirement, he was a pressman for Eureka Printing in Scranton and later worked for Gould Battery. He was a proud Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War. He received the Bronze Star, ETI Ribbon with four battle stars and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, World War II and Korea Service Medals with two battle stars, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four 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 Church of the Epiphany, Glenburn, and previously St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and as an usher.

Also surviving are two sons, Mark and wife, Marianne, Moscow; and Anthony and wife, Kimberly, New Providence; a daughter, Gail Prye and husband, Robert, Clarks Summit; five grandchildren, Kyle and Kirby Nardella, David Prye, and Michael and Erin Nardella; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary James.

The family would like to express thanks to the nurses and aides at Gino J. Merli Veterans Center and Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA for their kindness and compassion.

A celebration of life service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 1003 Church Hill Road, Glenburn, by the Rev. Graham Cliff. Interment, Milwaukee Cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 10:45 at the church. Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069 will perform military honors immediately before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gino J. 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.lawrenceeyoungfuneral home.com.

Funeral Home

Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.  Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 26, 2014