Donald Scarfo Sr. of the Keyser Valley section of Scranton died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He and his wife, the former Maureen Davis, celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary July 29.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Rocco R. "Duke" Scarfo Sr. and the late Grace Parola Scarfo, he was educated in Scranton schools and was self-employed as a building contractor until his retirement. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, West Scranton, and a 25-year veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was always willing to help anyone and was a devoted coach and worker of the Lackawanna Little League, sponsoring many teams. He was a loyal fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Yankees. He loved summer parties at the pool and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Also surviving are three sons, Donald Jr. and wife, Lisa, Scranton; Michael and fiancÃ©e, Casey Stevens, Scranton; and Greg and wife, Patty, Scranton; five grandsons, Gregory, Nathan, Jack, Gavin and Grayson; five brothers, Patrick and wife, Helen, Scranton; Rocco Jr., Moosic; Joseph and wife, Katie, Scranton; Ralph and wife, Ann, Canada; John and companion, Barb, Carbondale; two sisters, Frances Horton and husband, Al, Scranton; and Louise Fratzola and companion, Tom Gazoo, Scranton; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gino Scarfo.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Carl J Savino Funeral Home
157 S Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2014