Joseph Arthur Donato of South Abington Twp. died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of the late Phyliss Goren Donato, who died in 2001.
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Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Nunzio and Frances Cangemi Donato. Before retirement, he was the owner-operator of Vision Realty in Clarks Summit. He had received numerous real estate awards and was a board member of many professional organizations.
He is survived by a son, Leonard, and wife, Marianne, Bryn Mawr; two daughters, Gloria Donato, Clarks Summit; and Jo Anne Donato-Popko, and husband, Stephen, Dickson City; grandchildren, Lena, Joseph and Christina Donato, Bryn Mawr; Nicole Mascia and husband, Patrick, Clarks Summit; Miranda Kraycer, Scranton; and Angel Popko, Dickson City; two great-grandchildren, Lily and Autumn Mascia; a sister, Frances Pots, New York; and a brother, Salvatore, and wife, Carmela, Florida.
A blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, by the Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay, assistant pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit. Interment will follow in Clarks Green Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuner alhome.com.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 2, 2013