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October 27, 1946 - March 6, 2022
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Vincent “Vince” Scaramastro, age 75 and a longtime resident of Moosic, passed away Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton, after an illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Alma (Reinel) Scaramastro. Having met and began their family in Germany while Vince was serving in the U.S. Army, the couple were married on January 21, 1968 and recently celebrated their 54th anniversary.
Born on October 27, 1946 and raised in Moosic, Vince was the son of the late Nicholas, Sr. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Ray) Scaramastro. A 1964 graduate of the former Moosic High School, he then served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War period. Honorably discharged from service, his time with the Army National Guard spanned over two decades.
A proud lifelong truck driver, Vince worked for Merchants Produce, Consolidated Freightways, and prior to retirement, Keystone Automotive. His dedicated work ethic and love for driving was certainly unquestioned.
The “Betty Crocker” of the house, he picked up cooking and baking later in life (and was pretty good at each of them!). Any instrument from a fiddle and harmonica to an accordion, Vince wouldn’t hesitate to play. He not only sang, but he was also the best yodler the alps had to offer.
He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends. His humor, ability to crack a joke and friendliness to all, will never be forgotten. He (but just maybe not his yodeling) will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
Along with Alma, he is survived by his adoring daughters, MaryBeth Scaramastro and companion Louis Kohut of Scranton and Karin Benavitch and husband Michael of Dunmore; his granddaughter who adored her “Opa”, Chelsea Welter; seven loving siblings, Betty Letterman and husband Brad of Baltimore, MD, Mark Scaramastro and wife Geri of Old Forge, Mary Ann Gilchrist of Avoca, Patricia Kwiatkowski and husband David of Old Forge, Rocco Scaramastro and wife Fran of Moosic, Jane Maxwell and husband Bert of Moosic and Susan Brunner and husband Jonathan of Norfolk, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Vince was preceded in death by siblings, Infant Barbara, Joseph and Nicholas Scaramastro, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Joan and Fran Scaramastro; and a brother-in-law, Donald Gilchrist.
His family wishes to thank the entire staff at Regional Hospital for its tremendous care throughout his illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday to begin at 9:00 AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of the Apostles, 715 Hawthorne Street in Avoca, to be celebrated by Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, Pastor. Burial with military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 4-7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Vince’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital c/o 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.