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Anthony J. Rostock, Jr.


Anthony J. Rostock, Jr., 91, of West Pittston, passed away Tuesday evening, July 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in Highland Manor, Exeter.

Born in Pittston on December 27, 1927, he was the son of the late Anthony J. Rostock, Sr., and Josephine Cioffi Rostock.

Tony was a graduate of Pittston High School and an attendee of Wilkes University. He was most proud of serving his country in the US Army during the Korean War where he served as Army Depot Manager in Grodig, Austria.

In his early career, he owned his own route for Maier’s Bakery. He later found his calling when he opened Expresso Restaurant, Jenkins Township, in 1987 with his wife, Ada, in which they owned and operated for 12 years. Tony loved the restaurant and made every guest that walked through those doors feel like family.

Tony was devoted to his family and was proudest of his wife, who he was married to for 60 years, his three daughters and his seven grandchildren. Those who knew him called him Popey and his nieces and nephews called him Uncle Junior. Tony was a faithful, humble, kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His kindness and sense of humor will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his wife Ada A. (Scatena) Rostock in 2011; brothers, Vincent, Samuel, Nicholas, Ralph, James, Anthony, and Dominick Rostock; sisters Catherine Campenni, Mary Muzzi, Antoinette Denisco, and Catherine Rostock.

Surviving are his daughters, Sharon Zabresky, Plains; Patricia Marianacci and her husband, Fred, West Pittston; and Lenore Hudak and her husband Shane, Nazareth; grandchildren, Briana Bartolini, Enrico Bartolini II, Christiana Bartolini, Freddie Marianacci, Gina Marianacci, Kathleen Hudak, and Kristen Hudak, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 15, 2019, at 9:45am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 4pm – 8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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