Carmen A. Alu, 85, Pittston, died Wednesday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa (Tluczek) Alu.
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Born Oct. 5, 1928, in Pittston, son of the late Gaetano and Assunta (Alu) Alu, he was a proud member of the Army. Carmen was a lifelong resident of Pittston, where he served as the head custodian for the Pittston Area School District for more than 30 years. He was also a proud member of St. Joseph Marello Parish.
Surviving are sons, Anthony Alu, Pittston; Frank and wife, JoAnn Alu, Scranton; and Joseph Alu, Pittston; a daughter, Susan Alu and companion, George Cawley, Kingston; a sister, Carmella Gibbons and husband, John, Swoyersville; a granddaughter, Maria Alu and fiancé, James Lesh; grandsons, Carmen and Vincent Alu; and great-grandchildren, Jayden and Bryce Alu. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Tony, James, John and Samuel Alu; and sisters, Grace Naples, Rose Randazzo and Josephine Anzalone.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gerald Gibbons for the care he gave to Carmen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Those who plan on attending should be at the funeral home no later than 8:30. Interment with military honors by AMVETS Honor Guard of Pittston will be held at St. Rocco's R.C. Cemetery, Pittston Twp. Arrangements have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp.
A viewing is scheduled for Monday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the funeral home.
To leave a condolence, visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.
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700 TOWNSHIP BLVD Pittston, PA 18640
Published in Scranton Times from May 15 to May 17, 2014