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January 20, 1912 - April 13, 2016
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Arthur M. Pesotine Sr., 104, a longtime resident of Spring Brook Twp., and a resident of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, for the past three years, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday night surrounded by his family. His wife of 36 years, was the former Amelia Dommes Leese, who died in 1974.
Born Jan. 20, 1912 in Duryea, he was the last of 16 children, born to John and Lois Miller Pesotine. Educated in Duryea schools, he was employed as a welder by Eureka Welding, Heidelberg and Moffat Coal Companies, Foster Wheeler, Leo Harding and finally retiring in 1972 from Duryea Wood Working. A Army veteran of World War II, he was a radio operator with the 324th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion, serving in France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded the Eastern-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
Art had a strong faith and a rock solid relationship with Jesus Christ, and attended various Bible based churches in the area. He was a member of the Spring Brook Rod and Gun Club.
Art was the oldest resident in the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, and was treated like royalty. A special thank you goes out to the nurses and staff of the center for the care, compassion and friendship shown to Art and our family during his stay, words cannot truly express our gratitude.
Surviving are his children, Nancy Kramer and husband, August “Buddy”, Duryea; Arthur “Penny” Pesotine and wife, Yvonne, Duryea; Gary Pesotine, Duryea; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Pesotine in 1977; a step-son, Robert Leese in 1990; all 15 of his brothers and sisters; and three great-grandsons.
A celebration of Art’s life will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with the Rev. Albert Cremard, pastor, of the Independent Bible Church of Duryea, officiating. Interment with Military Honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow privately in Marcy Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., and are under the direction and care of Art’s grandson, Timothy M. Kramer, associate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.