John Scozzaro, 91, of Throop died Friday January 17, 2020 at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center following a brief illness.
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Born in Throop he was the son of the late Carmello and Josephine Arnone Scozzaro. Educated in Throop schools, he proudly served in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War Era and earning the rank of Corporal. John was a hard worker and always put his family first. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a dock worker for ATT and Roadway Trucking. He also worked with his family at Mike’s Diner in Dunmore.
He enjoyed gardening and had an impressive vegetable garden. He was a New York Yankees fan, and Joe DiMaggio was his favorite player.
John’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all his caretakers for their years of care and attention, especially to Dr. Thomas Majernick and his staff.
Surviving are nephew and caretaker Michael A. Rescigno and wife Virginia; nieces JoAnn Lund and husband John L. Lund, Beverly Cameline and husband Gene, and Sharon Paczkowski and husband Brian; sister-in-law Barbara Scozzaro; grand-nieces and grand-nephews Michael G. Rescigno, Stephanie Rescigno, John W. Lund, Gene D. Cameline, Andrea Dziubinski and husband Connor, Kira Paczkowski; several cousins.
He was preceded in death by brother Frank “Babe” Scozzaro; sister Bess Rescigno and brother-in-law Mike Rescigno Sr.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home 1003 Church St., Jessup with Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in Blessed Sacrament Parish, 215 Rebecca St. Throop. Everyone attending the Mass is kindly asked to proceed directly to church. Private interment with Military Honors will be in Dunmore Cemetery. Friends and family may pay their respects Friday from 5-7 pm.