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Pat Nocera, of Toms River, NJ and Thompson, PA, formerly of Elizabeth, NJ, lived as he died, surrounded by his family and friends. Pat lost his battle with an aggressive cancer Tuesday, November 11, 2008. He was 72 years old.
Pat was an avid outdoorsman who loved RVing, striper fishing, and deer hunting. One of his many hobbies included restoring his 1930 Buick. He was a career entrepreneur and inventor. Retired since 2001, Pat was self-employed president and owner of Apex Machine; his greatest design challenge was at American Flange, where he perfected the company's state-of-the-art automation, stamping out 60 "Rip Caps" per minute.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Jenny Catalano Nocera; his brother, Nat Nocera; and a great- grandchild.
Pat was survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife, Camille "Kim," they were married for 55 years. He is also survived by three sons, Patrick Jr. and his wife Lynn, Bethlehem, PA, David and his wife Amy of Martinsville, NJ, and Andrew and his wife Nancy of Parlin, NJ; six grandchildren; seven and 5/8 great-grandchildren; 13 foster children; and a myriad of loved ones. He was also survived by his two sisters, Nettie Dickey of Roselle Park, NJ and Carmella Saxton of Berkeley, NJ.
To summarize Pat, he was a friend to all and "the nicest guy in the world."
Services were held on Saturday at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, NJ, followed by a Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Berkeley. Cremation will be private.
Memorial tributes may be made by visiting www.mem.com.
Donations in Pat's memory may be made to Sisters and Brothers Outreach Ministries, c/o Sheila Fall, P.O. Box 12 - E'Port, Elizabeth, NJ 07206; or Praise Temple, 1130 E. St. Georges Ave., Linden, NJ 07036.
Frank Scarola, 83, of Towner Hill Rd., Susquehanna, PA passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the Mid-Valley Hospital in Peckville, PA after an illness.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Giuseppe and Lucia (Patrono) Scarola.
He was predeceased by his brother, Bob Scarola; two sisters, Nancy Cogliano and Rose Scarola.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Providence Scarola; daughters, Amelia and George Paterno, North Jackson, PA, Lucille and Raymond Kester, Woodbourne, NY; his brother, Saverio and Maria Scarola, South Ozone Park, NY; and five grandchildren, Jessica, Melissa and Dorothy Kester, George, Jr. and Lisa Marie Paterno.
Frank was a Tool Crib Supervisor at Elm Coated Plastics, a division of Grace, before his retirement. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson, PA, the Teamsters Union Local #807, American Legion Posts #86, #154 and #1087 and Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #794, Susquehanna, Disabled Veterans of America and Toys for Tots.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII.
The funeral service was held on Friday, November 14, at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, and at the St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Albert Leonard.
Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, PA.
Dorothy Stewart, 88, of Montrose, PA, passed away on her birthday, Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA. Born November 13, 1920 in Montrose, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Lillian (Coy) Clink. Her husband, Robert Stewart predeceased her in 1999.
She retired in 1984 after 30 years from Bendix Corporation, where she was a member of the IAM #923.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Delmar O'Rourke, Birchardville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, William R. and Shirley Stewart, St. Joseph, PA, Douglas F. Stewart, Potterville, PA, Wallace A. and Rosemary Stewart, Birchardville, PA, Richard A. and Paulette Stewart, Birchardville, PA; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth Bennett, Montrose, PA, Josephine and Irwin Sayman, Berry, VT, Beverly Lee, Great Bend, PA, and a brother, Ralph F. Clink, Florida.
Services were held on Monday from the Bartron - Myer Funeral Home, Montrose.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montrose Minute Men, P.O. Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801; the Activity Fund at Meadow View Senior Living Center, P.O. Box 4000, Montrose, PA; or the Residents’ Fund at Gracious Living Center, RR 6 Box 6075, Montrose, PA.
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