Samuel A. Falcone Sr. (1921 - 2019)

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Service Information
700 S. Twp. Blvd.
Pittston Twp., PA
Thursday, May 16, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
700 S. Twp. Blvd.
Pittston Twp., PA 18640
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Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, May 17, 2019
12:30 PM
St. Joseph Marello Parish
William Street
Pittston, PA
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Samuel A. Falcone Sr., 97, of Pittston, went into the hands of the Lord on Sunday, May 12, while at his home.

Born on Oct. 4, 1921, in Pittston, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Calogera "Carrie" Zanta Falcone.

Surviving are his children, Carmen Falcone and wife, Carmella, Pittston; Tina and husband, Richard Rava, Moscow; Giovanna and husband, the Honorable Joseph F. Saporito Jr., Jenkins Twp.; attorney Samuel A. Falcone Jr. and wife, Suzanne, Jenkins Twp. He is also survived by grandchildren, Santina Falcone Vieira and husband, Bobby; Samuel Falcone, Carmen Falcone Jr.; Rick Rava and wife, Brandy; Michael Rava and wife, Brooke; Matthew Rava; Sarah Saporito Ginder and husband, Graham; Joseph F. Saporito III, Tianna Falcone, Elana Falcone, Angelina Y. Falcone, great-grandchildren, Alia Rava, Rocco Rava and Mia Rava; brothers, Charles Falcone and wife, Irene; Carmen Falcone and wife, Eva Mae; sisters-in-law, Sandra, Beverly and Barbara Falcone. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Yolanda M. (Gatti) Falcone; infant grandson, Patrick Saporito; brothers, Raymond, Leonard and Angelo Falcone; sisters, Tina Falcone Viola and Eleanor Falcone; brother-in-law, Michael and wife, Rosalie Viola.

Sam was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Prior to that, he was a loyal, devoted and supportive parishioner of the former St. Rocco's Church, Pittston.

Before retiring, Sam was the president of Falcone Beverage Co., Pittston. He, along with his brothers, owned and operated the business which began in the family garage on Vine Street, Pittston, in 1946.

Throughout his life, Sam was involved in numerous professional and charitable organizations. However, he was particularly proud of being one of the original founders of the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame and its first president and sponsoring the MVP award for the Pittston Area/Wyoming Area football game named in memory of his father for more than 40 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam's name to the .

Funeral services are in the care of Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp.

Viewing hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday, May 16.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 17, at 12:30 p.m. from St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Those who plan on attending are asked to go directly to the church the day of the funeral.

Interment services will be private and held at the family's convenience. Sam will be laid to rest with his wife in St. Rocco's R.C. Cemetery, Pittston Twp.

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Published in Scranton Times from May 14 to May 15, 2019
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