Angelo F. "Chick" Cecchetelli of Scranton died Wednesday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital after a brief illness. He and his wife, the former Audrey Schmidt, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Yolanda Sordi Cecchetelli, he was educated in Scranton schools, was a graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1944, and also attended Lackawanna Junior College. Before his retirement, he was employed at the Clarks Summit State Hospital in the accounting department.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Clarks Summit, former member of the Victor Alfieri Society, Tripp Park men's bowling league and St. Lucy's Church bowling league.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals and was an avid bowler. He enjoyed keeping a busy schedule, traveling and visiting family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are a daughter, Roberta Hellman and husband, Dave, Fairfax, Va.; daughter-in-law, Terry Cecchetelli, Pottstown; grandchildren, Willow Shigatani, Angela Cecchetelli, Michael Cecchetelli, Nicole Allen, Elizabeth Hellman and Sam Hellman; great-grandchildren, Ava, Kaylin, Braden and Nathan; a brother, Dr. Guido LaPorta and wife, Mary Ann, Waverly; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph A. Cecchetelli.
The funeral will be Saturday with services at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, by the Rev. George J. Mathews Jr., pastor.
Angelo's family will receive family and friends from 10 until time of service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements provided by the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 28, 2013