Jerome A. Canevari, 80, a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, and formerly of Dickson City, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is Dorothy Dopart Canevari. The couple was blessed with 57 years of marriage.
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Born in Jessup on Feb. 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Pietro and Guiseppa Rasaschi Canevari and was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. He retired from McKinney Manufacturing Co. after 32 years of service and was a veteran of the Army, having served in the Korean War.
Jerry was a three-time cancer survivor and through it all he still kept his sordid sense of humor. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and picking blueberries and mushrooms. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed.
He is survived by a daughter, Joanne Canevari Polk and husband, Gregory; grandchildren, Sarah Marie Polk and Christopher Polk, all of Dickson City; a brother, Louis Canevari, Lake Placid, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Angelo Canevari.
Cremation will take place at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald. A memorial service will be held in the spring, a time of renewal and rebirth, to celebrate his life, rather than mourn his death.
Memorial donations may be made to Chris' Kidney Connection, 801 Laurel Creek Drive, Dickson City, PA 18519. This fund was set up to assist Jerry's grandson with expenses for a kidney transplant scheduled for Jan. 17.
Arrangements are by the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, PA.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuner alhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 8, 2013