Fred Delonti, 94, of Eynon, died Monday at Moses Taylor Hospital, after a brief illness. His wife, Lucy Temperini Delonti, died Dec. 11, 2012.
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Born in Eynon, son of the late Serafino and Cesarina Scarinci Delonti, he attended Eynon public schools and was a miner for more than 23 years and more recently retired from the former Chrysler Corp. in Eynon in 1981. A lifelong Eynon resident, he was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
He was involved in baseball in the Eynon area as both player and manager of the Eynon Indians. His interest in baseball continued until his death as a fan of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and an off-on relationship with the New York Yankees. He was a loving father who always proudly spoke of his sons and grandchildren. He never left his wife's side throughout their 64 years of marriage and their love for each other was never questioned and he missed her very much when she died. He is now back with her never to be parted again.
He is survived by two sons, Fred Delonti and wife, Joyce, Clarks Summit; and Anthony Delonti, with whom he resided, and his fiancée, Maryrita, Scranton; a brother, Chester and wife, Sharon, Eynon; grandchildren, Amanda Delonti and Renee Kutchmanich; a great-granddaughter, Alexis; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Assunta Lanuti, Martina Masci, Delicia Panfili, Tillie Isadori, Jenny Angradi and Anita Albiero; and three brothers, Altebrando, an infant Gerald and Gerald Delonti.
The funeral will be Friday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Interment, parish cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. For online condolences, go to www.margotta funeralhomes.com.
James M Margotta Funeral Home
1019 Main St
Peckville, PA 18452
Published in Scranton Times on June 26, 2013