John Quinto Poli, 92, of Hughestown passed away peacefully Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Hughestown on March 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Emilio and Assunta Marianelli Poli.
John was a graduate of Hughestown High School in 1942 and attended the University of Scranton. He was a member of Saint Joseph Marello Parish, formerly known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Pittston. The parish honored him in 2014 for serving as an usher for 30 years.
John was an Army veteran and held numerous important positions that helped Greater Hughestown, Luzerne County, and the United States of America. He first worked in coal mines around the Pittston area before landing his favorite job of all time. During the 1950s he served the United States government as member of the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.
While working for the C.I.A., he was responsible for delivering documents to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon. During his time in the Capital, he knew several important people including the young Massachusetts Senator, and eventual President, John F. Kennedy.
After leaving the C.I.A., he came back to Hughestown, where he then took a job at the Luzerne County Courthouse in the Accessor's Office. Quinto held that position for over 30 years.
John also served as the Tax Collector of Hughestown for more than 30 years before retiring in 2007.
Throughout the years, he still remained loyal to the Army as a member of the United States Army Reserve.
When he wasn’t working he loved watching and being involved in sports by serving as a coach and treasurer of the Hughestown Boys League and treasurer of the Greater Pittston Teeners League.
Preceding him in death along with his parents are his wife, Edith Adonizio Poli, who passed away in 2003; brother Dave Poli; sisters Dina Menta, Olga Ferretti, Mary Brawer, and Ellen Sawchak; and close friend Nicky Trancredi.
Surviving are his son John and his wife Camille Nardone Poli, Hughestown; grandchildren Annemarie Mazur Rovinski and her husband Greg, Emmaus; John Eric Poli and Charles Poli; great grandchild Lucca Anthony Rovinski; brother-in-law Rev. Joseph Adonizio, Hughestown, sister-in-law Katherine Pesotine, Duryea along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:00am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4pm-8pm at the funeral home.