Anthony “Lil” Naro, 85, of Olyphant, died on Thursday evening at Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. His wife, Dolores, died on March 15, 1993.
Born in Dunmore, he resided in Olyphant, for the last 50 years. He was the son of the late Louis and Grace Giannoni Naro, and was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 1948. Before his retirement in 1993, he was chief of receiving at Tobyhanna Army Depot. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of American Legion Post 327, Olyphant, and served as finance officer and also as chairman of the Home Association.
Tony enjoyed fishing, traveling, Penn State and Yankee games, casinos and listening to his favorite music group, The Poets.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Shirley of Larksville; a granddaughter, Jennifer and fiancé, Eric Oshinski; a sister, Sabina Bortree of Florida; an uncle, James Naro; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Angelo; and his companion for 20 years, Dorothy Walsh.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for their excellent care.
Mass will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware St., Olyphant. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant. Military services will be held by American Legion Post 327, Olyphant, at 4 p.m.
The family requests that contributions may be made to American Legion Post 327, 101 Willow Ave., Olyphant, PA, 18447, or Gino J. Merli Veterans Center Activity Fund, 401 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.
For directions or online condolences, visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.