Obituary of Angelo Garofalo
Angelo O. Garofalo, 69, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart after an illness. His wife of 37 years is the former Marise Sylvester.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Matthew A. Garofalo and Maria Morreale Garofalo. He was a graduate of Scranton Prep, class of 1966, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Wilkes University and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. He furthered his musical education with a year of study in Spoleto, Italy. He was employed as a Music History Professor at The University of Scranton, as well as Director of Strategic Initiatives at American Janitor and Paper Supply.
Angelo was passionate about film, history, art, and music, but his greatest passion was for his family, especially any opportunity where he got to perform with his violinist daughter, Cara. Angelo also enjoyed golfing, swimming, Sudoku puzzles, car shows and driving his Maserati. He had great intellect and an excellent sense of humor. His upbeat personality was integral to both of his careers at American Janitor and The University of Scranton. Angelo was expecting his first grandchild in September of this year.
Also surviving are his three daughters, Ariele Garofalo and fiancé, Steven, Philadelphia; Erica Garofalo and partner, Joby, Scranton; Cara Garofalo, Pittsburgh; brothers, Richard and wife Nancianne, Clarks Summit; Roland and wife Barbara, Boca Raton, FL; Samuel and wife Andrea, Clarks Summit; a sister Elissa Garofalo of Jim Thorpe and her partner, Carl VanHorn; a sister-in-law, Joyce Garofalo, Lake Ariel; a brother-in-law, Keith Sylvester and wife Laura, North Carolina; a sister in law, Kerry Cole, Peckville; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Matthew V. Garofalo.
The funeral will be on Saturday, with mass of Christian burial at 9:30am at Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Jessup. Viewing hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 pm at Louis Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup. Please visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com for directions or online condolences.
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