Remembering Salvatore Anthony Verrastro

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Salvatore A. Verrastro, 91, of Saugerties, New York, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Sylvia (Michalczyk) Verrastro.

Sal was born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania and was the son of the late Dominick and Vita Grace (Bochicchio) Verrastro.  He was a graduate of Dunmore High School and received his undergraduate degree from East Stroudsburg University, PA and his Master’s degree from Temple University, PA. Sal is also a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army as a Medical Technician.  Post his service and education, Sal worked at JT Baker Chemical Company of Phillipsburg, NJ and at Ferroxcube in Saugerties, NY.  Sal ultimately retired, after twenty years from his lifelong love of teaching, as a Science Teacher in the Saugerties Central School system.

In addition to his military service and career, Sal was an active member of the community. He served as the Past President of Saugerties Teachers Association, as a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree and Color Core, and as a member of the American Legion Post 72.  Sal was also very active in the Saint Mary’s Church Parish community, having served as Past President of Saint Mary’s School PTA Association, Past President of the Holy Name Society, and as a Commentator and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Mary’s Church.

Sal was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and loyal friend who will be missed more than words can express. His family always came first and he was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Sal is survived by his daughter Sandy and husband Gene DiCesare in Massachusetts, and two sons, Paul and wife Ingrid Verrastro, and John Verrastro, both in California.  Sal is also survived by his four grandchildren, his sister Catherine (Verrastro) Gavern of Scranton, PA, and his brothers Dominick “Dee” and wife Dory Verrastro and Donato “Coach” Verrastro both of Dunmore, PA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Sal was preceded in death by his daughter Marie (Verrastro) Heep of Ohio, his sister Marie (Verrastro) Sileo of Nevada, and three brothers, Leonard, Canio, and Pasquale “Pat” Verrastro of Dunmore, PA. 

Services are being arranged by the Buono Funeral Home at 100 Main Street in Saugerties, NY.  A private family viewing will be followed by an 11am Mass on July 3, 2020 at  Saint Mary’s Church in Saugerties, NY.  Military honors will be held after the Mass.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.





Remembering Stephen Day

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June 13, 2020

Stephen Day, 40, of Dunmore died unexpectedly Saturday, June 13, 2020. 

Born July 30, 1979, he was the son of Tammy Day of Brooksville, FL, and the late Donald Day who had resided in Dunmore. He was a 1997 graduate of Dunmore High School. 

Steve’s greatest quality was his love for his family. He loved his family with his entire heart and soul. He was his nephew David’s biggest supporter, as you could always find him cheering loudly at all the baseball, football, and soccer games. He would wear his #11 shirt with such pride. He loved his niece Madison, and though not of his blood, he accepted her with open arms and unconditional love.

Just as his father did, he had a passion and love for coaching, especially the Dunmore Oilers. He was respected both by fellow coaches and players. Steve was an enthusiastic fan of the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles. He loved movies and was always one of the first to see new releases, and kept an extensive movie collection of his favorites. 

Also surviving is a brother Bubby Day and wife Karen of Dunmore; nephew David Day and niece Madison Spathelf, both of Dunmore; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas Day.

There are no public services at this time. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements and care provided by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral home, Inc., Dunmore.

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Remembering Angelo Arre, Jr.

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June 2, 2020

Angelo Arre, Jr., 80, of Scranton, died June 2nd at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anne E. Thomas. The couple had been married for 16 years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Angelo Arre and the Nettie Hall. He was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School and an Army veteran. 

He truly loved people and would help anyone in need.  Angelo loved kids, not only his own, but he was also a foster parent for a big part of his life.  He spent his free time on day trips to the casino or rocking on the front porch with a “cold one.”  He will be missed dearly – until we meet again!

Surviving are daughters, Gabrielle Arre, Poconos, Luciana Medric, Dunmore, Erica Arre and Stacey Batzel, both of Carbondale; a son, Lionel Diaz, Scranton; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

There were no public services.

Arrangements by Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton, Carl J. Savino, Jr., supervisor.

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