Nov. 15, 2012
Philip A. Scarantino, 88, of West Kirmar Ave., Alden Station section of Newport Township, passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born on April 29, 1924 in Pittston, he was a son of the late Louis and Rosa Occhipenti Scarantino. He attended the Pittston schools.
As a young man he worked in the No. 14 mine, Jenkins Township, and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married the former Tina Liput in 1948 and moved to Alden, where they have resided since.
Mr. Scarantino was employed by Nelson and Son Furniture, Kingston, as an upholsterer for many years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, and formerly Holy Child Church, Sheatown, before the consolidation. He was previously a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Glen Lyon, for many years until its closing and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke.
He was the last member of his immediate family. He had been preceded in death by brothers, Nicholas, Sam, Joseph and Tony Scarantino.
Surviving are his wife, the former Tina Liput, with whom he would have celebrated 64 years of marriage on Nov. 27, 2012; two daughters, Rose Maria Argento and her husband, John, Pittston, and Leanne Bush and her husband, Donald, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Gina Kerbaugh and her husband, Dennis; Maria Oliveri and her husband, Joseph; Jason Bush; and Jillian Sando and her husband, Michael; a sister-in-law, Grace Scarantino, Pittston; and nephews.
Funeral services will begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Mr. Scarantino's memory be made to