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Arthur Fratamico

January 26, 1938 - February 12, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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Arthur Fratamico, age 83, of Old Forge, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife, Josephine (DiBileo) Fratamico. The couple celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Born January 26, 1938 and raised in South Scranton, Arthur was the son of the late Arthur W. and Margaret (Turner) Fratamico. Arthur graduated high school in 1956 from the former Scranton Technical High School, then proudly served his county as a member of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and trained as a cryptographer prior to an honorable discharge in 1958.
Known for a tireless work ethic, Arthur was a 50-year member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers. During his retired years, Arthur remained active by working out daily, studying the Italian language, and learning about military history, especially events related to World War II. A personal highlight for Arthur was his tour of World War II sites across Europe including the beaches of Normandy in France, the bridge at Arnhem, in the Netherlands featured in the movie “A Bridge Too Far,” and the site of the “Beer Hall Putsch” in Munich, Germany.
Arthur was known for his generosity of spirit, always willing to lend support to those around him whenever in need of help. He was a member of Saint Ann’s Basilica in West Scranton.
Now at peace and free from illness, he’ll be forever missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are three sons, Art Fratamico, and wife Lisa, Paul Fratamico and fiancée Sandra Pelikan, and Mark Fratamico and wife Katie; and five grandchildren, Stephen, Julia, Ella, Sydney and Alex.
Also surviving are brother Frank Fratamico; South Scranton, and sister Shirley Gercak; Exeter. Arthur was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Williams and Beverly Byington.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.