Eugene V. Palladino

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FORTY FORT — Eugene V. Palladino, of Forty Fort, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 7, 1928, he was a son of the late Dominick and Rose Fonzo Palladino.

Gene was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1947, where he was a three-sport athlete.

He earned his bachelor's degree from King's College in 1956 and his master's in elementary and secondary supervision and administration from Scranton University. Gene started his career in the elementary schools of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and later taught, coached and refereed at Meyers High School, retiring as assistant principal in 1992.

He was past president of the Wilkes-Barre Teachers Association and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Gene served with the U.S. Naval Reserves and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston.

Gene was a loving and caring husband, father and granddad and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys, Penn State and Philadelphia Phillies fan.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brothers, Patrick, Raymond, Esq., and Larry Palladino; his sister, Lonnie Murray; and sister-in-law Helen Palladino.

Left to cherish his memory, Gene is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lorraine Stanton Palladino; sons Mark Palladino and his wife, Michele, of Mountain Top, Kenneth Palladino, of Allentown, and Gregg Palladino, of Forty Fort; daughters Lisa Fischl and her husband, Rudy, of Macungie, and Andrea Palladino, of Mullica Hill; sister-in-law Susi, of Waco, Texas; as well as seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements will be entrusted to Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the Dept. of Veteran Affairs Medical Center staff, nurses and aides for the kindness and compassionate care given to Gene in his time of need.

For more information or to send the family an online condolence:

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Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc.
1044 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 288-9341
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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