Jan. 3, 2013
Charles A. Giunta, 93, of Exeter, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Wesley Village.
He was a son of the late Joseph and Bridget Latona Giunta; he was the oldest of six siblings.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Supplee, recently deceased on Nov. 30, 2012; Estelle Speziale, James Jiunta, Patrick Jiunta and Martin Jiunta, also deceased in 2012.
He was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1937. He also attended Wilkes College. He served for four years in the U.S. Army in WWII, and later was recalled to serve in the Korean Conflict. He attained a rank of Lieutenant Colonel ultimately through many years of service in Army Reserves.
He was a longtime operator of the Flat Iron Hotel with his parents and later owned and operated Charlie's Supper Club, with his wife, in Wilkes-Barre. In 1972, he joined Junior Colony serving as Controller, retiring in 1987. He was very active in Unico, serving as president, and for many years participated in their annual Charity Football Game.
He was the First Commander of the Italian American War Veterans at its inception and past president of the Columbus League in Pittston.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Nancy Berto; sons, Joseph and wife Marty, Dallas; Sam and wife Renee, Dallas; Charles and wife Terri, Bellefonte; grandchildren, Joseph Giunta and wife Lori, Bridget Giunta Husted and husband Steve; great-granddaughter, Amanda Giunta.
Funeral Services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Friends may call today from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services with Military Honors will be performed by AM VETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Pittston. Services will begin at the funeral home at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Barbara's Parish (St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church), Exeter, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment Services will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
To share a fond memory you have of Charles or to submit online condolences to his family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.