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Frank J. DeSarro

May 23, 1935 - March 3, 2022

U.S. Veteran

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Frank J. DeSarro Jr., 86, a longtime resident of Moosic, passed away on March 3, 2022 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jessica “Jay” (Halko) DeSarro, on February 7, 2018. Happily married for over 54 years, Frank’s wife meant everything to him.
Born at Hahnemann Hospital in Scranton on May 23, 1935, and proudly raised in North Scranton’s Bull’s Head section, Frank was the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Siphron) DeSarro. He was a graduate of the former Technical High School, Scranton, and after enlisting in the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged from service in 1958. Upon returning home he held various jobs until he settled in at the Department of Environmental Resources as a Surveyor. He eventually became a Pennsylvania Professional Registered Land Surveyor and was self-employed for over 30 years until retirement at the age of 78. Dedicated to his profession and possessing a strong work ethic, he could often be found in his home office drawing maps and planning his next surveying job. He loved being able to have his two sons work with him for many years assisting him on weekends.
One of the truly old generation, he never let go of the past. He always liked to tell people he was from the Bulls Head section of Scranton. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Jay would often determine their plans, as he considered her the boss, but he always made sure his family was provided for. One of his greatest thrills was helping his three children get college degrees. His love of education led his children to eventually get advanced degrees. He was so proud of his children and so happy to have a family. This joy was magnified when he was blessed with 4 grandchildren. His love of family also included his Dad. When his Dad was diagnosed with Parkinsons, he spent years providing personal care for him in his home.
Frank enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved his cup of coffee, a good Italian hoagie and especially breakfast meals. Jay would often tease him about his love of television. Some of his favorite shows were Perry Mason, various old westerns, and Lawrence Welk. He loved a good Diner or Family Restaurant. He was always even tempered, agreeable and a very easy going person. He was a lifelong Cleveland Browns and Yankees fan. Fortunately, his children were able to take him to games at both of the Browns stadiums and even garner souvenir seats from the original stadium that he proudly displayed at home. He attended many Yankees games and held season tickets at the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Railriders. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
His family wishes to thank Glenmaura Senior Living, Saint Mary’s Villa and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassion and care. They are certainly angels in all that they do.
He is survived by his three adoring children whom he was so proud of, Judy DeSarro and husband Robert Snyder of Clarks Summit, Frank DeSarrro and wife Molly of Duryea, and Pike County First Assistant District Attorney Bruce DeSarro and wife Danielle of Milford; and his grandchildren, Benjamin, Olivia, Spencer and Trevor. He is also survived by sister in Law, Susan Halko, Brother in law, James Wincovitch and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers in law, John Halko, Thomas Harrison, and Edward Halko, and his sisters in law, Irene Harrison and Paulette Wincovitch.
Private funeral services with burial at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton are under the care of Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 Main St., Old Forge. Please visit the funeral home’s website to leave a condolence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 53 Glenmaura National Blvd, Suite 120, Moosic PA 18507.