Andrew E. Karaffa Jr., 82, of Lecanto, Fla., died Wednesday at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria.
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Andrew was born in Scranton on Oct. 16, 1931, the son of the late Andrew and Anna Karaffa. He was a letter carrier for the Postal Service and a veteran of the Air Force. Andrew was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River, Fla., where he was an usher and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 15225.
He is survived by his sister, Teresa Denero, Lake Worth, Fla.; and nephews, Walter Denero and wife, Kimberly, Lake Worth; and Joseph Denero and wife, Mindi, Lithra, Fla.
Andrew was also preceded in death by brothers, John, Joseph and Edward; and sister, Mary.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River, on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with military honors provided by Inverness VFW Post 4337.
Arrangements by Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, Fla.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W
Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 9, 2013