Anthony Dominic Bruno, M.D., 80, of West Pittston, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 following an unexpected brief illness. He was at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born October 31, 1937 in Pittston, he was the son of Dr. Joseph Nunzio and Mrs. Josephine DiGeso Bruno of West Pittston.
Dr. Bruno attended St. John the Baptist School in Pittston where he participated in several varsity athletics. He attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. While working with Peter Kewitt and Sons, he was proud to have been the chief project manager on the construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, which crosses the Potomac River connecting the District of Columbia with the Commonwealth of Virginia. He then owned Bull Construction Company where he completed a Flood Control System in Medina, NY, a bridge in Unadilla, NY, and also bridges and highways in Syracuse, NY.
Adding to his already accomplished life, he then decided he wanted to attend Medical School. He graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico with a Doctor of Medicine Degree. He completed post graduate training at Crozier-Chester Medical Center, Chester, Pennsylvania, with special rotation through the Burn Unit, and also at Easton Hospital, Easton, Pennsylvania. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Residency with rotations at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes Barre; Community Medical Center, Scranton; and Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia. He worked as an Emergency Room Physician at Phillipsburg Hospital in New Jersey. He then had a private medical practice in Pittston before opening the Pittston Medical and Emergency Complex where he served the people of the surrounding area twelve hours a day, seven days a week.
Dr. Bruno was an avid golfer. He was a member of Fox Hill Country Club for many years, where he enjoyed many days as a scats player. He was also a finish carpenter and fine woodworker. He built many beautiful pieces for his family. He loved crossword puzzles, gardening, and was so proud of his Italian ancestry enjoying the food and generational stories of his family. He enjoyed going out to dinner, especially Valenti’s Restaurant, and he loved to dance.
After surviving a cardiac arrest 15 years ago, he routinely attended cardiac rehab at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, where he worked out and volunteered three times a week. The cardiac rehab staff took great care of him and became his second family.
Dr. Bruno was the proud father of four children: Jenifir Bruno, MD and John Shepherd, MD, Pinehurst, North Carolina; Anthony Bruno II, M.D. and Attorney Danielle Incavido Bruno, West Pittston; Michael Bruno, M.D. and Melissa Finley Bruno, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky; and Attorney Jason Bruno and Megan Latona Bruno, Omaha, Nebraska. He was formerly married to Pauline Aquilina Bruno of West Pittston and Pinehurst, North Carolina. He also has five grandchildren: Mia and Michael Bruno, Apollonia Bruno and John and Jacob Shepherd. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.
Dr. Bruno was one of nine children: Joseph Bruno, M.D., John Bruno, Frank Bruno, M.D, Joanne Giovannini, James Bruno, M.D., Michael Bruno, Maryann Bruno Connors, and Attorney Susanne Bruno Ninassi. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John.
Donations may be made to Pearsall Cardiac Rehab at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10am in the Parish of Saint Barbara, 28 Memorial St., Exeter. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5-8pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William St., Pittston.