Carmen DelPriore, 95 of Birchwood Hills, Plains, passed away Monday January 27, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born April 16, 1924 in Pittston, he was the son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Mack) DelPriore. He was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1942.
Carmen served in the US Army serving in the African and Italian Campaigns. He was a riflemen with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received in Italy, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Unit Badge, the
Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.
He and his wife Helen operated the Ovalon Night Club in Wilkes-Barre for 10 years. The couple were also co-owners of Grico’s Restaurant, Wyoming Ave. Exeter, for 22 years retiring in 1988.
Carmen was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Plains Twp. and later Ss Peter & Paul Church.
He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 913 Nanticoke and a life member of the Bishop William Hafey assembly 4th Degree of Wilkes-Barre.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Mary Melone, Donata Francello, and Catherine Fasciana, and brothers James DelPriore and Joseph DelPriore.
Surviving are his wife Helen Kubricki DelPriore, daughter Deborah Ann Solomon, grandson Joseph Solomon Jr., Hanover Township, and brother Dr. Ralph DelPriore, Alpine, NJ, numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held Monday February 3, 2020, at 11AM in Ss Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Rd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705. Carmen’s family will receive friends and relatives from 10AM till time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Church.