David A. Salata

Oct. 9, 2012

David A. Salata 66, of Bear Creek Township, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Anne (Koloski) Salata.

He was a retired Life Safety Inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a lifetime member of the American Legion, and a Disabled American Veteran. He was also past member of the Bear Creek Zoning Board.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jodell Hannaford; son, Mark Salata and his wife, Mana Parast, San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter, Jasmine; sister, Judy Pecone and her husband, Nicholas, Savannah, Ga., Audrey Bartol and her husband, Michael, Conyngham; aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A prayer service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, with the funeral home doors opening at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call the funeral home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff of Geisinger Wyoming Valley and Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, who provided excellent care, comfort and support. They would also like to thank all of their family, friends and neighbors who provided daily companionship and unselfish service to both David and Jodell. The family is grateful for all the condolences that have been received from friends and family all around the world.

Memorial donations may be made to your local SPCA. Condolences can be sent through www.moranfuneralhome.com.

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 11, 2012