Joseph R. Gurnari of Scranton died Friday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife is the former Theresa Godino.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Carmen and Antonette Bovasa Gurnari, he was educated in Scranton schools. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Vulcan in the Gulf of Leyte, Philippines, Okinawa, Hiroshima and Kobe, Japan, and earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Before retirement, he was a self-employed plumber and the plumbing inspector for the city of Scranton.
Also surviving are a son, Joseph P. Gurnari, California; granddaughter, Terra Gurnari, California; grandson, Jason Gurnari and wife, Heather, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Dean Dalman, California; and Joshua Gurnari, Kentucky; stepchildren, Joseph Godino and wife, Celeste; Rosemary Majorino and husband, Richard, all of Scranton; Sandra Regan and husband, Cliff, Old Forge; step-grandchildren, Joseph Jr. and Heather Godino, Dominick and Richard Majorino, all of Scranton; Lindsay, Kimberly and Jennifer Regan, all of Old Forge; and a sister, Marie Nole, Dunmore.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene Montalbano.
The funeral will be Monday from the Guido-Fiorillo Funeral Home, 120 S. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton. Interment with military honors, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Everyone attending the funeral is asked to proceed directly to the church.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, or to the donor's
Visit www.guidofiorillofu neralhome.com for information, directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014