Anthony P. Berto

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Feb. 21, 2013

Anthony P. Berto, 86, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, surrounded by his family.

Born in Pittston on Aug. 6, 1926, he was a son of the late Salvatore and Vincenza Trentuno Berto.

He was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1944, and also a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with an associate's degree in cost accounting. He was a third-class radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

In his younger years, he was a manager for Triangle Shoes, a district manager for A.S. Beck Shoes and Junior Colony and most recently worked for Penn Lee Footwear.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and a three degree member of the JFK Council No. 372 Knights of Columbus, Pittston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Sam A. Berto, and a granddaughter, Brittany Berto.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ann Bender Berto; daughters, Virginia Cosgrove, Pittston, and Jackie Scalzo and her husband, Michael, Hughestown; grandchildren, Jill Cosgrove, Laflin, Mary Ann Cosgrove, Pittston, Lauren Scalzo, New York City, Lia Scalzo, Jenkintown, and Taylor Berto, Moosic; sister, Nancy Giunta, Exeter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hugh and Rosalie Bender, Margate, Fla.; sister-in-law, Cathy Bender, Avoca; former daughter-in-law, Terri Berto, Moosic; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the second-floor nursing staff of Moses Taylor Hospital and the staff of Golden Care of NEPA for the excellent and compassionate care.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests flowers be omitted and, instead, memorial donations be made to the Care and Concern Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 23, 2013
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