Michael Patrick Alunni, 74, of Endicott, N.Y., formerly of Jessup, died Friday.
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Born in Jessup on St.Patrick's Day in 1939, son of the late Amerigo and Mary Alunni, Mike was a graduate of Scranton Prep, the University of Scranton, where he was a standout baseball player, and Syracuse University.
He was a retired engineer at IBM and an adjunct professor of math and computer science for 16 years at Broome Community College.
He was a member and usher of St. Anthony of Padua Church, and a member of the Holy Name Society, Sons of Italy Lodge 443, Endicott, and Jessup Carbino Club.
He was an Army veteran and a first lieutenant, having served at Army Chemical Core in Edgewood, Md.
Mike loved baseball. His summers were spent coaching Endicott Little League, Teener League, Mahar, Post 82 and Broome. He was a passionate Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles, having been a season ticket holder since 1974. He loved his grand pups, Mickey, Allie and Philly.
Mike is survived by his wife of 48 years, Corinne (Maiolatesi); daughter, Beth Ann and husband, Gary Ede; son, Christopher and wife, Karen; sister-in-law, Patricia Alunni; brothers-in-law, Salvatore Maiolatesi and wife, Virginia; and Roland Maiolatesi and wife, Cynthia; special nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald.
A special thanks is extended to Father Clarence, Father Jim and Sister Anisa, who brought him much comfort, Dr. Yalamanchili and the staff at Broome Oncology, Dr. Pallapothu, Dr. Sethi, the staff at Lourdes Hospice, Home Health Care and all the family and friends, who were there for him.
A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Ave., Endicott. Burial will be at a later date at St. John's Cemetery, Jessup.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Food Pantry, 906 Jenkins St., Endicott, NY 13760.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 3, 2014