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Cosimo J. Sciortino

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YORK Cosimo J. "Nick" Sciortino, 76, passed away peacefully at York Hospital on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, following a brief illness. He was the husband of Rose Sciortino for 55 years. Visitations will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2012, at St. Joseph Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York, and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Dennis Klemash OFM Cap as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York, is assisting the Family. Mr. Sciortino was born January 13, 1936, in York, a son of the late Domenico and Margaret C. (Sciortino) Sciortino. He was the proprietor of Mt. Rose Barberama, which he founded in 1962. He also was the founder of Pewtarex Metal Polishing and Manufacturing, which he sold in 1975. He served in the PA National Guard. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Sons of Italy. He was member and Past-President of the Mt. Rose Lions Club. He was currently president of Yorkarvers, and a member of Conewago Carvers and the Lancaster County Wood Carvers. He served on the Spring Garden Township Civil Service Board and on the PA State Barbers Board. He was a licensed Barber Teacher and taught his twins and many others the barber profession. Mr. Sciortino is survived by his wife; son, Domenico P. Sciortino and his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Margaret Sciortino; grandchildren, Cosimo Sciortino, Peter Sciortino, Domenic Sciortino, Nicholas Shellenberger, Domenica Shellenberger, and Jonathan Shellenberger; and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rosario Sciortino. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the sons of Italy Christopher Columbus Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5142, York, PA 17405; or to St. Joseph Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 20, 2012
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