Carl J. Colarusso Jr., 26, of Dorothy Street, Scranton, formerly of Shavertown, died on Tuesday at his apartment.
Born in Kingston, he was the son of Patricia Lord, of Nanticoke, and Carl J. Colarusso Sr., of South Carolina. He graduated from Dallas High School, class of 2004. After graduation, he attended U.S. Army Military Police School in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then served at 320th Military Police Battalion in Ashley.
Carl had the honor of defending our country in Iraq, where he was known to his brothers of the 400th MP as "Russo." He was employed as a security guard for S.O.S. Security. He was a member of Disabled American Vets, Chapter 30, Wilkes-Barre, the American Legion, Wilkes-Barre, and volunteered at the Scranton Vet Center.
Preceding him in death were his stepfather, James E Lord Sr.; maternal grandfather, Robert Mitchell; paternal grandparents, James and Leona Colarusso; and his cousin, Joseph Keating.
Surviving, besides his parents, are his son, Gianni Colarusso; maternal grandmother, Patricia Mitchell, Plymouth; brother, James Colarusso, Shavertown; stepsister, Maria Colarusso, South Carolina; nephew, Gregory Colarusso; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Monday with military honors from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. James Quinn officiating. The interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
For information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at hughbhughes.com.