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Edmund C. Booth Jr.

Edmund C. Booth, Jr., 63, of Dupont, passed away Tuesday evening in Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Born in Pittston on Sept. 28, 1949, he was the son of the late Edmund C. Booth Sr. and Mary Cawley Booth.

He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1968, and received an associate's degree from Luzerne County Community College. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era through the Gulf War. He retired from the U.S. Air force after 22 years of service. He then spent 16 years with the Department of State as an investigator for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, and a former member of Ss Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. He was also a member of the Avoca VFW; the West Side Social Club, Avoca; and the Perugia Club, Keystone. He enjoyed playing cards, horse racing, golf and watching sports, especially Penguins hockey and New York Yankees baseball.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and will be greatly missed by friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Booth; father-in-law, John Cebula; and brother-in-law, Tom Ostroski.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Elaine Cebula Booth; son, Kevin Booth, and his wife, Jessica, Pittston; daughters, Carrie Ann Keller and her husband, Brian, West Pittston; Jennifer Lewis and her husband, Eric, Exeter; and Allison Booth, Dupont; grandchildren, Hunter, Logan and Kallie Booth; Noah, Avery and Brayden Strucke; Aubrey and Nathan Lewis. Also surviving are his sisters, Mary Jo Soriecelli and her husband, Joseph, Ashburn, Va.; Laura Booth, Newark, Del.; and Erin Ostroski, Pittston; mother-in-law, Theresa Cebula, Dupont; numerous sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Queen of the Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning. Interment will follow in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Published in Times Leader on June 20, 2013
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