Chester Delonti, 97, of Eynon, passed away September 13th at Linwood Nursing Home in Scranton. His wife is the former Sharon Bullock. The couple was married for 30 years. Chester’s first wife was the late Mary Petrucci.
Born in Eynon, he was the son of the late Serafino and Cesarina Scarici Delonti. In recognition of his military service, he received his high school diploma from Valley View in 2002. He was employed at Gasparini’s, Stanvik Steel, and in various coal mines.
Chester served his country in the US Army during World War II under General Patton from August of 1942 to 1945 in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany. He earned three battle stars, a Bronze Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European, Africa and Middle Eastern Campaign Medals, WWII Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal.
He was a charter member of the Eynon VFW Post 7963 and the American Legion in Eynon. His enjoyments were hunting, fishing, and watching his granddaughters play softball and basketball. He also traveled on bus trips with Frieda Ruspi to casinos in Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun. He was a jack of all trades who was willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.
Also surviving is his son, Jim Delonti and wife Betsy, Peckville; his granddaughters, Norina Delonti Dickhoner and husband Steve, Moosic, and Angela Delonti Munley, Peckville; step-children, John Kashmer and wife Donna, Dunmore, Christine Wilson and husband Butch, Jefferson Twp., Stacey Robechak and husband Gary, Moscow, Jason Kashmer and wife Monique, NC, Justin Kashmer, Eynon. Along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Fred, Al, Gerald and an infant Gerald; sisters Assunta Lanuti, Martina Masci, Delicia Panfini, Tillie Isidori, Jenny Angradi, and Anita Albiero; and step-son Jeff Kashmer.
The funeral will be on Friday with a blessing service at 11 am at St. Francis Cemetery, Eynon. Friends and relatives are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of James M. Margotta Funeral Home. For directions or online condolences, visit www.margottafunearlhomes.com