Armand John Cencetti Jr.

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Armand John Cencetti Jr., 59, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Tuesday morning at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore after a courageous bout with lymphoma. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary Holland Cencetti. Wed on Oct. 28, 1978, the couple was married for 34 years.

Born Aug. 23, 1953, son of Armand Sr., and Helen Bobyak Cencetti of Old Forge, Armand graduated from Old Forge High School, class of 1971, before earning his business degree from the former Lackawanna Junior College. A construction foreman, he worked the past 20 years for Popple Construction in Laflin. He loved his job for many reasons, but none more so than working for his employer alongside his coworkers.

He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge. An avid sports fan, his favorite teams were the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. A man of strong character, solid principles, dedicated work ethic and a great sense of humor, his family was of the utmost importance to him. A loving husband, father, son and brother, he will be dearly missed.

He also is survived by a son, Armand Cencetti III and wife, Juliya, Norristown; a brother, Carl Cencetti and wife, Jean Marie, Harleysville; two sisters, Janet Knox and husband, James, Massachusetts; and Karen Stolan and husband, Jack, Old Forge; brothers-in-law, Joseph Holland and wife, Donna, Scranton; attorney John "Cosmo" Holland, Taylor; James Holland and wife, Beverly, Moosic; and Michael Holland and wife, Susan, Old Forge; a sister-in-law, Patricia Amato, Old Forge; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His family would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the following for all of the care given to Armand throughout his illness: Dr. Amando Sallavanti, Allied Services, Hospice Community Care, Geisinger Medical Center — Danville, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Central Pennsylvania — Hershey and especially to his employer and dear friend, Mark Popple.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. Louis T. Kaminski, pastor. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Visit www.kearney funeralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 21, 2012
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