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Turido (Terry) Pitta

February 21, 1951 - January 17, 2014

Burial Date January 17, 2014

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Turido (Terry) Pitta, age 62, of Old Forge, died Friday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. Born in Old Forge on February 21, 1951, son of the late Samuel E. and Theresa H. Sklanka Pitta, Terry was a graduate of North Pocono High School, Class of 1969, where he excelled in football. He led a successful career in sales, once working for the former C&A Casket Company, Inc., before retiring from R.J. Burne Cadillac in Scranton. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed music, dancing and an occasional party. A family man who adored his children, grandchildren, brother and cousins, he will be forever missed by those who loved him.
He is survived by his three children, Terry Pitta, Jr., of Old Forge, Tara Degilio and husband Howard of Ransom, and Tracy Pitta and fiance Anthony Rosario of Avoca; his brother, Mark Pitta and wife Sandra of Covington Twp.; his grandchildren, Corey Degilio, Gavin Pitta and Derek Rosario; his former wife, Christine Pitta of Old Forge; and his nephew, Jo Jo Pitta of Hershey.
Funeral services will begin on Tuesday at 8:45AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 9:30AM Funeral Mass at St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Church, 949 Scranton Street in West Scranton, to be conducted by Rev. Samuel J. Ferretti, Pastor.
Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 5-8:00PM at the funeral home.