Double “R” Twirlettes Take Part in Telethon for St. Joe’s

St. Joe's telethon

Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes recently appeared on the 2020 St. Joseph’s Center telethon and presented a check in the amount of $2,721 which represented the proceeds from the group’s annual twirl-a-thon.

Pictured outside the therapy garden at St. Joseph’s Center are  group members who collected the highest donations at the event which was held at the Viewmont Mall in February.  Shown left: Alessandra Moreli Kolatis, Casidy Montanya, Sophia Wright, and Natalie Buchinski. 

Remembering Michael A. Santarsiero, Sr. 

Santarsiero, Michael A. obituary photoMichael A. Santarsiero, Sr. 
August 22, 2020

Michael A. Santarsiero, Sr. 92, of Clarks Summit, died Saturday evening after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, the former Jean M. McCarty, in 2008.

Born in Dunmore, son of the late Donato and Carmella Sacco Santarsiero, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1947, and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore.  Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a serviceman with Pennsylvania Gas and Water.  

Michael was known for his patience and being a handyman.  He was always willing to help any person in need, and took care of everyone, especially his grandchildren.  Michael always had a smile on his face.

Surviving are his daughters, Jane Leach, Elmhurst, and Marilyn Ulrich and husband, Robert, Clarks Summit; sons, Joseph P. Santarsiero, Scott Township, Michael A. Santarsiero, Jr., Scott Township, and William Santarsiero and wife, Nicole, Clarks Green; a brother, Carmen “Sandy” Santarsiero; grandchildren, Victoria and Zackery Leach, Michael W. Santarsiero, Justin and Sarah Urlich, Charlie and Sophia Santarsiero; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and Angelo Santarsiero; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Coviello and husband Andrew; a sister-in-law Barbara Santarsiero; a son-in-law, Michael Leach; and infant grandson, Cody Leach.

The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore. There is no public viewing due to the current pandemic.  All those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church, and to kindly follow current safety guidelines in respect to social distancing and wearing a mask immediately upon entering the church.  

Interment to follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.

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

Remembering Albert A. DeNunzio, Sr.

DeNunzio Albert Sr obit photoAlbert A. DeNunzio, Sr.
July 21, 2020

Albert A. DeNunzio, Sr., 96, Dunmore, died Tuesday evening in Regional Hospital of Scranton.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, the former Jennie K. Mecca, in 2015.

Born in Dunmore, son of the late John and Anna Lalli DeNunzio (Margotta), he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was active in military cleanup operations in Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, and Poland.  He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during his tour of Europe.  Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Haddon Craftsman.

Surviving are sons David DeNunzio and wife Chris, Dover, PA; Albert DeNunzio, Jr. and wife Peggy, Dunmore; and William DeNunzio and wife Patty, Drums; daughter, Janet DeNunzio and husband Michael Joslyn, NYC; grandchildren, Jessica Siegfried and husband Jason, and Ben DeNunzio and wife Kristyn; great-grandchildren, Rylan, Keeley, and Jayce; his brother, Billy DeNunzio and wife Toni, Dunmore; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by several siblings.

In consideration of the pandemic, the funeral service will be privately held, however friends are invited to attend interment with military honors on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Dunmore Cemetery.  All those attending are asked to go directly to the cemetery and respectfully wear masks while following the current social distancing recommendations.  

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509.

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

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