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Francis P. "Bam" DeLuccie Obituary           

Francis P. "Bam" DeLuccie died at Regional Hospital of Saturday. He was married to the late Lucy Mecca DeLuccie, who died Oct. 4, 2010. They had been married for more than 63 years.

He was born the son of the late Francis L. and Geneva Craig DeLuccie. He was a member of the St. Mary's of Mount Carmal Parish, and was educated in Scranton schools. At the age of 22, he joined the Army and was assigned to the Chemical Corp. While he was serving in Hawaii during World War II, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He went on to assignments of a top secret nature as well as teaching troops about poison gases. While stationed at the Schofield barracks, the baseball team he played with won the championship. During his military career, he was also a recruiter in Scranton and after 22 years of service, he retired.

He went on to purchase Dietz Hat Store in Scranton, which he proudly owned and operated for more than 35 years. Although he endured several fires at his store, he persevered on and refused to be discouraged.

Surviving are a daughter, Annette J. DeLuccie, his caretaker, Dunmore; two sons, Francis J., Scranton; and Nicholas P. and wife, Laura, Dunmore; a brother, Thomas DeLuccie, Florida; and a two sisters, Vivian Palazzi, Florida; and Carol Boone, Avoca; several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

He was also predeceased by his loving grandson, Ryan Fletcher, who died Feb. 23, 2010; a brother, Eugene DeLucy; and a brother, Vincent DeLucy.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery. In accordance to his wishes, there will be no public calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to donate to Gino Merli Veterans Center "activity department" c/o Pam Woods, 4110 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home Dunmore.


Barbara D. Hartman, 69

Barbara D. Hartman (nee Crivellone) of Nutley, N.J., passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.  The daughter of Alexander and the late Helen Crivellone, Barbara was a graduate of Belleville High School, attended the Drake Business College, and generously volunteered her time at Holy Family School. Barbara’s greatest joy was her family. She was a perfect homemaker and also an accomplished writer of short stories and many articles. She is survived by her father; her husband of 42 years, George T. Hartman, and her three children, Deborah Regan and her husband, Robert, Christian Hartman and his wife, Joanna, and Gregory Hartman and his fiancee, Kelly Bateman. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Robbie, Lisa, Sarah, Alex and Caden.

A viewing will be held at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley on Friday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Nutley, on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m.

A viewing will be held  at the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, PA. on Monday Nov 30, from 10am to 12pm 

Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton, PA on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718

Vincent S. Gruttadauria

Vincent S. Gruttadauria, 89 of Dunmore, died Thursday evening at VNA hospice Scranton. He was married to the late Helen Demkosky.

Born in Dunmore son of the late Gaetano and Theresa Giannone Gruttadauria he was a graduate Dunmore High School and attended the University of Scranton after serving in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of our Lady of Mount Caramel parish Dunmore.  He was a  member of the San Cataldo club for 70 years, and the VFW post 6082 Peckville, Vincent owned and operated Jimmies Place in Dunmore for 20 years prior to his retirement.

He is survived by a daughter Janice Poppich and husband Wayne of Lakewood grandchild Michael and wife Cindi 

McDonnell and two great grandchildren Jacob and Emily, a sister Theresa Pasqualicchio  and husband Louis of Dunmore, several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter Sharon, brothers Tony, Cataldo,  Joseph, Anthony, Angelo, Sam Grutto; sisters Grace Verrastro, Mary Gruttadauria, and Sarah Coppola.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the donors favorite charity.

The funeral will be Tuesday with mass of Christian burial at 9:30 in St. Mary's Church Chestnut St., Dunmore. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the Church.

Interment Dunmore cemetery.

Friends may call Monday from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Morell-LaBelle funeral home 301 Chestnut St., Dunmore