Dr. Danilo A. de Soto, Moscow, died Friday morning.
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Born in Brooklyn N.Y., he was the son of Danilo A. and Lidia F. Contreas de Soto, North Point, N.Y. His office was in Moosic where he practiced in the field of geriatric psychiatry. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Clarks Summit. He attended St. John's University and was a graduate of Universidad del Centro de Este, where he received his medical degree. He recently received assistant medical director of Moses Taylor Hospital as well as being named medical director of traditional home health.
He was an avid golfer who enjoyed leagues and tournaments. He was a member of Glen Oak Country Club, and more recently, Glenmaura. He received his private pilot's license and frequently enjoyed flying to his daughters' cheer competitions and soccer games. He was a gifted athlete in his youth and his passion followed into adulthood, enjoying coaching and spectating many sports.
Dr. de Soto was a devoted psychiatrist, he touched many lives. He will be missed by his patients and colleagues.
Surviving are two daughters, Elena and Dana de Soto, both in college; four sisters, Josefina Bonanno, St. James, N.Y.; Lidia Lynch, Winter Haven, Fla.; Ana Scudellari, Centerport, N.Y.; and Maria Hershman, Miami, Fla.; many nephews and nieces; Joy de Soto, Clarks Summit; and Tracy Rinaldi, Moscow.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Jeffery Tudgay. Interment will follow in the Abington Hills Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.lawrenceey oungfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kristyn E. Kromko Memorial Scholarship, c/o Joseph Kromko, 410 Summit Ave., Clarks Summit PA 18411; or the Jorge Vicens Memorial Fund, c/o Edge Cheer Center, 502 Maple Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on July 8, 2013