Patrick J. Aita, 88, of Hughestown, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Pittston Township, on November 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Vincent James and Angela (Cannerossi) Aita.
He was graduate of Pittston Township schools and attended Kings College. He served in the US Air Force.
He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Pat retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot. After retirement, he worked as a fire tower watchman for DCNR.
Pat was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin. He was a locally known singer performing at many weddings and funerals and was often known as “the voice”. Pat was a co-owner of the Hi-Lite Lounge and a member of the Hi-Lites band performing at area festivals. He enjoyed singing with the choir at St. Joseph Marello Parish for many years. His voice will be missed on earth but will be enjoyed in heaven singing with the angels.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be truly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Angela Aita and Carmel Montini; son-in-law, Bruce Koerber; and god-child, Richard Montini.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Schultz Aita; children, Patricia Koerber, Avoca; Diana Aita Ranieli, Hughestown and fiancé Bill Danbury; Marie Ferriero and her husband Lou, Laflin; James Aita and his wife Sue, Dallas; Patrick Aita and his wife Tammy, Pittston Township; and Susan Wesnak and her husband Bruce, Pittston Township; brother, James Aita and his wife Elaine, Scranton; sister, Rosaria Aita, Pittston Township; grandchildren, Robert P. Naro; Ryan Aita; Angelo and Salvatore Aita; Nathanial, Alexis and Sarah Wesnak; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special thank you to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart and all of Pat’s care-givers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 1pm in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.