Eleanor Ann Iorio, 90-years-old, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at her home in Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania. Eleanor was born in Wilkes-Barre on May 1, 1926, to Frank and Marcella Jenda-Mislak.
She attended Wilkes-Barre schools and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother forever missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years Anthony Iorio in 1990, prominent businessman of Iorio’s Jewelers, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Walter, Henry and Joseph Peshala; sisters, Helen Karbosky, Geneve Kathcart; Wanda Shortz; and Valera Humzer.
Surviving are her children, Jeanette Casterline, Nanticoke; Tony Iorio, Jr. and his wife Ali, Orlando Florida; Eleanor Perrins and her husband Raymond, Thornhurst; Christopher Iorio and his wife Joyce, Laflin; and Rosemarie Iorio, Ambler; grandchildren, Robert and Christa Casterline; Anthony Iorio, III; Nicole Margalis; Raymond Perrins, Jr.; Christopher Iorio, Jr.; Michael Iorio; Giavanna and William Pastore; great-grandchildren, Robert and John Casterline; Anthony Banaszek; Rayelle and Michael Margalis; nieces and nephews.
Eleanor was a remarkable woman with incredible energy and drive. She believed her strength came from God and would always say “God is not sleeping”. Being raised by her sisters early in life due to the passing of her mother and father instilled the unwavering passion to pursue her dreams which started after meeting former Marine, Anthony. Throughout her life she exuberated her love of raising and protecting her family never forgetting to send her children and grandchildren off to bed saying “Dream of the Angels”. Surely, she passed in the middle of the night “Dreaming of the Angels”.
Known for her ease in frequent conversations with even total strangers, she never passed on a chance to boast about her family and introduce them. Her warmth was immediately recognized after initially meeting her, making everyone she encountered feel welcomed like family. With a real zest for life, Eleanor loved dancing, dressing fashionably collecting clothing, gardening, shopping, tackling challenging word puzzle games, constantly worrying about her family, and praying to her Savior Jesus Christ.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life.” (John 5:24).
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." (John 11:25,26)
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 27, 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. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Entombment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover. Friends may call Monday, December 26, 2016 from 5pm-7pm at the funeral home. Memorial Donations can be made to Care and Concern Ministries, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.