Samuel P. Fumanti, 70, of Olyphant, died on Sunday at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. His wife is the former Anita M. Biondi.
Born in Olyphant, he was a lifelong resident. His parents were Samuel and Mildred Lapic Fumanti. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Olyphant. He was a 1950 graduate of Olyphant High School. He retired from Harper Collins, Dunmore with 37 years of service. He was a former coach for Olyphant Midget Football.
He was a U.S.Army Veteran of the Korean War serving with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. He was awarded the Occupational Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star and Parachute and Glidermans Badge. He retired with 20 years of service from the PA Army National Guard 109th Regiment, Scranton as a 1st Sergeant. He was also a member of American Legion Raymond Henry Post #327, Olyphant.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who thought the world of his grandchildren. He was a great cook and enjoyed physical fitness.
He is survived by four daughters, Cindy Bartlebaugh of Mayfield, Lisa Fumanti of Jessup, Dina Harrington of Throop and Angel Dougher of Archbald; one son, Samuel P. Fumanti of Peckville; two sisters, Mary Ghilardi of Jessup and Ceil Gilgallon of Olyphant; one brother Thomas Fumanti of Olyphant; seven grandchildren; one great grandson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Fumanti.
The funeral will be held at 9AM on Wednesday from the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. The Reverend Phillip J. Sladicka, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM at the funeral home. Military services and Christian wake services will be held during this time.