Arthur L. Scavo

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Arthur L. Scavo, 68, of Duryea, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Old Forge, he was a son of the late Frank and Dorothy Sealey Scavo. He was a graduate of Duryea High School and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was the owner and operator of Chessman Insurance Agency in Exeter.

In his early years, Art and his brother, Frank, became top-notch competitors in the sport of drag racing. They would come to establish records comparable to any brother racing team in the country, building and modifying their cars themselves. In his later years, Art and his sons bought a 1966 Pontiac GTO that they used in competitions at Numidia Raceway.

Art was an avid outdoorsman, but his real passion was fly fishing. He adored his time at his cabin with his brother and friends on the Delaware River in Hancock, N.Y., and also his frequent trips to Montana. He also loved to hunt.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend.

Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, the former Vivian (Bednar) Scavo; son Art Scavo and his wife, Cheryl, Pittston; daughter, Stephanie Agolino, and her husband, Sam, Pittston; son Justin Scavo and his wife, Jill, Plains Township; son Jeffrey Scavo, Orange County, Calif.; six grandchildren, Nicholas and Christopher Scavo, Gabriella and Marco Agolino, and Jack and Matthew Scavo; brother, Frank Scavo, and his wife, Lois, Old Forge; sister, Marguerite Breen, and her husband, William, Mountain Top; and nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held Sunday,from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. Services will be held at 2:45 p.m. by the Rev. Andrew Sinnot, pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the .

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Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street
Duryea, PA 18642
(570) 457-4301
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Published in Times Leader from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013
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