Jerome John Armitage Sr.

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Feb. 21, 2013

Jerome John Armitage Sr., 83, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Wesley Village surrounded by his family.

Born in Hughestown on July 13, 1929, he was a son of the late Henry and Pearl Seeley Armitage.

He attended Hughestown schools and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Metropolitan Wire.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, a founding member of the Pittston American Legion Post No. 477, a member of the AmVets and the Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Toole Armitage; brothers, Joe, Leonard, Carl and Henry Armitage; sisters, Pearl Orth, Margaret Welter, Evelyn Hall and Helen Armitage.

Surviving are his sons, Jerry Armitage and his wife Judi, Jenkins Township, Kevin Armitage and his partner, Wally Kulick, Pittston, and John Armitage and his wife, Bonnie, Pittston; daughter, Nora Simoncavage, Plymouth; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Dr. James Tricarico and the staff at Wesley Village and Renal Consultants for the excellent and compassionate care.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 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 Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Care and Concern Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.


Published in Times Leader on Feb. 24, 2013
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