Ira Joseph Fenton

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Ira Joseph Fenton, 82, a resident of Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor, and formerly of Scranton, died Friday morning. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Evans Fenton. Wed on Aug. 11, 1951, the couple was married for 61 years.

Born in McKeesport on June 4, 1930, son of the late William and Miraha Bainbridge Fenton, Ira was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of 1949. For 20 years, he worked for United Gilsonite Laboratories in Dunmore. As a paint salesman, he was employed by Sears Roebuck and Co. for 30 years. Before retirement, he was co-owner and operator of Fenton Submarines of Scranton and Old Forge. A former member of the Church of Good Shepherd in Scranton, he was also a proud member of Union Lodge No. 291 for more than 50 years.

A loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, Ira will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

His family would like to bestow its heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Darlene Dunay and the staff of the Commonwealth Hospice Unit for all of their care and compassion.

He is survived by three sons, Wayne Fenton and companion, Daniel Campion; Gary Fenton and Jennifer; and John Fenton, all of Scranton; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Georgie Dudek of Clarks Summit; a dear family friend, Katherine Sury of Scranton; a dear neighbor and friend, Sammy Sandy of Scranton; and a loving godchild, Roberta Fenton Deprimo of Taylor.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Bruce William Fenton; two brothers, William and Russell Fenton; and sisters, three Mary Hoffman, Madeline Mahoney and Betty Leyshon.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at noon at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, to be conducted by the Rev. James A. Wert. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Masonic services will be held at 7:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Lodge No. 291, Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

Visit www.KearneyFuner alHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 27, 2013