Anthony P. Berto, 86, of Pittston, died Thursday in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Bender Berto.
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Born in Pittston on Aug. 6, 1926, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Vincenza Trentuno Berto. He was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1944, and also a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with an associate degree in cost accounting. He was a third class radioman in the Navy during World War II. In his younger years, he was a manager for Triangle Shoes; a district manager for A.S. Beck Shoes and Junior Colony, and most recently, worked for Penn Lee Footware. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and a third-degree member of the JFK Council 372 Knight of Columbus, Pittston.
He passed away surrounded by his family.
The family would like to thank the second floor nursing staff of Moses Taylor Hospital and the staff of Golden Care of NEPA for the excellent and compassionate care.
Also surviving are daughters, Virginia Cosgrove, Pittston; and Jackie Scalzo and husband, Michael, Hughestown; grandchildren, Jill Cosgrove, Laflin; Mary Ann Cosgrove, Pittston; Lauren Scalzo, New York City; Lia Scalzo, Jenkintown; and Taylor Berto, Moosic; sister, Nancy Giunta, Exeter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hugh and Rosalie Bender, Margate, Fla.; sister-in-law, Cathy Bender, Avoca; former daughter-in-law, Terri Berto, Moosic; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Sam A. Berto; and a granddaughter, Brittany Berto.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The family requests flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to the Care and Concern Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640. Online condolences may be made at www.peter jadoniziofuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 23, 2013