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Carl V. SanFilippo

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September 1, 2010

Carl V. SanFilippo, 95, of Plymouth, passed into eternal rest Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born June 7, 1915, in Atlantic City, N.J., he was a son of the late Ignatius and Cocetta Cassarra SanFilippo. Carl attended Meyers High School and was a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth. After Carl's mother passed away in 1918, he moved and resided in Italy with his grandmother, father and sister, Helen. There he was a member of the scouts and stood at attention for Mussolini in the open square. After returning to the United States, they settled in Wilkes-Barre, and his father married the former Marguerite Calore. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. Carl was the owner and operator of Savoy Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre, until 1973. Prior to this, he was employed at the former Sterling Hotel, Wilkes-Barre, for over 20 years, starting as a bus boy and moving up to Maitre D. He was a member of Plymouth's American Legion Post No. 463, Shawnee Post. Carl greatly enjoyed playing cards with his great-nieces, Miranda and Jamie Sromovki. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sophie Mikulski, in 1983; and sister Helen Calore. Surviving are brother, Frank Sanfilippo of Kingston; sister, Louise Harbay of Edwardsville; nieces and nephews, Frank Sanfilippo Jr., Karen Zierowicz, Mark Sanfilippo, Scott Sanfilippo, Leeann Kashnicki, Debbie Harbay, Tony Calore, Donna Mikulski, Desiree Sromovski, Joanne Hunlock, Madeline Fell, Barney Mikulski, Marline Kabata, Alice Klucitas, Walter Kozloski, Charlene Shannen and Marsha Dickinson; great-nieces and great-nephews, Joshua Sanfilippo, Michael Kashnicki, Michael Baltruchitis, John Zierowicz, Jeff, Carol, Denis and Tracy Calore, Miranda and Jamie Sromovski, Judy, Dolph, Karen, Michael, Kristin and Alissa. Funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends are invited to call today from 6 to 8 p.m. Please visit for additional information, directions or to submit online condolences to Carl's family.

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 3, 2010
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