Samuel J. Dante, of Old Forge, died Saturday at the Regional Hospital, Scranton. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Jean Salerno. The couple celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Born on April 23, 1925, in West Scranton, he was the son of the late Alfredo and Margaret Longo Dante. He graduated from West Scranton High School and the University of Scranton where he earned a degree in Accounting. Prior to retirement, he was employed at the Defense Contractor Maxon in Old Forge, and later at Weston and Lockheed Martin, in Archbald, where he was the Contracts Manager. He served with distinction in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, electronics tinkering, and Penn State Football.
Samuel was always there to help a friend or family member.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli and his staff for their compassionate care.
Also surviving are two sons, Stephen and his wife Karen, Haddonfield, NJ, Michael, Old Forge, three grandchildren, Nick, Alex, and Christina, all of Haddonfield, NJ, a sister, Mary Millington, Pittston, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Alex, Alfred, and James Dante, and a sister Carmella Trotta.
The funeral mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church, 123 West Grace Street, Old Forge. Interment Old Forge Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided by AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston Post #189.
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, PA 18518.
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