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Thomas F. Taluto

Thomas F. Taluto Obituary

Thomas F. Taluto, "Flash," of Scranton, died Thursday afternoon at Moses Taylor Hospital surrounded by family after a brief illness.

Son of the late Stanley and Sue Furnari Taluto, of Scranton, he would have celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary with his wife, the former Barbara Giehl, this coming April. After graduating from West Scranton High School in 1956, he began his career delivering Charles Chips. He went on to become a member of the United States Air Force 8457th Air Terminal Squadron for nine years while having a successful career in the insurance field.

He worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance and several other insurance companies before retiring and working at Lowe's Home Improvement. He was a graduate of LUTC Insurance School and was a century club member of Metropolitan.

An avid country music fan, he loved listening to his favorite artists. He also enjoyed spending time on his iPad, watching baseball games with his wife, and watching classic war movies.

Most of his time, however, was spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. Having married his wife in 1961, they dated since the age of 14 and they were inseparable. Their love can be seen as a true love story. They enjoyed so many memories of their life together. Celebrating their children's and grandchildren's achievements, they attended all the Little League games, basketball and football games, and dancing and twirling recitals.

His brother, Sonny, who lives in Delray Beach, Florida, also recently celebrated 60 years of marriage to his wife, Marie. The two brothers were married to their longtime sweethearts.

Along with his wife, Barbara Giehl Taluto, surviving are two sons, Michael S. Taluto and David J. Taluto, both of Scranton, and a daughter, Laura M. Taluto Backus of Scranton; two granddaughters, Brianna M. Backus and Nora Backus Miller, along with husband, Kyle Miller, all of Scranton.

He is also survived by a brother, Joseph (Sonny) Taluto and wife, Marie, Delray Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Judy Gildner and husband, Keith, Whitehall, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Patrick John Backus.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Moses Taylor Hospital and Mountain View Nursing Home for their compassion over the last few weeks.

The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Jackson Street, Scranton. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. All those attending are kindly asked to follow current safety guidelines in wearing a mask immediately upon entering the church and social distancing.

Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

All those unable to attend the Mass may view the service on the funeral home Facebook page.

Arrangements and care provided by Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, West Scranton, Carl J. Savino, supervisor.

To offer the family a condolence, please visit www.WestScrantonFunerals.com.


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