Vito Domnick Minella, 82, of Duryea, passed away Wednesday at Regional Hospital, Scranton.
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Born in Old Forge on September 16, 1930, he was a son of the late Domnick and Kate (Sabetta) Minella. He was a 1948 graduate of Old Forge High School. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Vito attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of West Pittston. He previously served as a treasurer and deacon at Moosic Assembly of God; a deacon at Trinity Congregational Church, Scranton and a deacon at Calvary Temple Church, Taylor. Before retiring, he was employed as an inspector at General Motors, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Margaret Cramer; and sisters, Virginia Jean Moreiko and Irene Fleming.
Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Henn Minella; his daughter, Gina Matushin, Florida; sons, Domnick Minella and Joseph Minella, both of Florida; stepson, Jeffrey Henn, Thompson, Pa.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Angeline Spence, Old Forge and Louise Russo, Ohio.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday at noon at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of West Pittston, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Officiating will be Pastor Don Strope of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of West Pittston and Assistant Pastor Jeremy Mullen of Trinity Congregational Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of West Pittston, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca. Send condolences at www.BestLifeTributes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 14, 2012
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