First Posted: 4/8/2012
Charles (Slugger) Schifano, 98, of Pittston, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Pittston, on October 13, 1913, he was the son of the late Andrew and Bridget Alaimo Schifano.
He attended Pittston Schools.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific, he returned to Pittston where he worked for Volpe Coal Company, Medico Industries and retired from Pagnotti Enterprises after a long career as a diesel mechanic.
He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston; a member of the Pittston Senior Citizens; a former member of the Montedoro Society and the Big Band Society.
He was also an avid New York Yankees fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Natalie Schifano in January 2001; brothers and sisters, Joseph Schifano I ; Victoria Schifano; Victoria Tirone; Patrina Schifano; Josephine Hyjek and Joseph Schifano
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Freeman, Pittston; Charlene King and her husband, Robert, Duryea; one granddaughter, Natalie Scarantino, Philadelphia; one sister, Kay Colozza, Fairless Hills, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 9, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish at St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston.
The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass on Monday. Interment will be in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com .