Pasco Pratico

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Pasco "Pat" Pratico, 95, died Friday morning at Holy Family Residence, Scranton, where he had been a resident since October 2012. His wife, Sadie Loftus Pratico, died Sept. 23, 1991.

Born in Archbald, son of the late Thomas and Angeline Reppipi Pratico, he was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. He attended Archbald schools and was a 1936 graduate of Archbald High School and a 1937 graduate of St. Thomas Commercial School. Pat served in the Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Hobby DD610 in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. The ship was involved in many landings in the Pacific, including Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Philippines and Okinawa. He was a life member of Ambrose Revels American Legion Post 328 in Archbald as well as Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6028, Peckville, where he was past commander. Before retirement, Pat was employed at Daystrom in Archbald and was the maintenance supervisor at Valley View School District.

He enjoyed hunting with his son and grandsons as well as polka dancing with his companion, Sophie, at area venues and on Channel 44.

Surviving are sons, Thomas P. Pratico, and wife, Marlene, Archbald; and Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico, J.C.D., pastor of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City; a daughter, Susan Burns, and husband, Richard, Plains; longtime companion, Sophie Porosky, Peckville; grandchildren, Michael Pratico, and wife, Ginger; Steven Pratico and wife, Sheada; Katie Oldakowski and husband, Paul; David Burns, Mark Burns and Sean Burns; and seven great-grandchildren who called him "Big Papa"; nephews, Jerry Histed, Archbald; Jim Histed, Dickson City; and niece, Catherine Gallagher, Maryland.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson, John.

The family would like to send a thank you, to the sisters, nurses and staff of Holy Family Residence, as well as Drs. Casey, Conaboy, Fitzpatrick, Heim and Kumar for their care and support the past year.

The funeral will be Monday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 429 Church St., Archbald. Interment, parish cemetery.

Friends may call today, 2 to 4 p.m., at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St., Archbald.

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Donations may be made to Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509.
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Archbald, PA 18403
(570) 876-3908
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Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 21, 2013
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