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James A. Musto, Jr.

James A. Musto, Jr., 88, of Pittston Township, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.

Born in Pittston Township on March 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Honorable James A. Musto Sr. and Rose Frushon Musto.

He was a graduate of Pittston Township High School. In 1947-1948, James was a young student athlete for the Pittston Township Mighty Mights. He was an all-scholastic guard. After his senior season, he was voted to the All Star Team and was unanimously elected team captain.

James was a military veteran and photographer in the US Army. He served in San Antonio, Texas. He was a life member of the Pittston Township Fire Department.

In 1963, he graduated from Wilkes College with a BS in Commerce and Finance. He was a distributor for Vaughn’s Bakery and his route was in Scranton. He was the athletic director for South Catholic High School. A teacher in the Scranton Diocese for 30 plus years and ran the cafeteria as well. While working for the Scranton Diocese,

he formed and organized The Union for Lay People in the Catholic Diocese. He ran the family grocery store, Musto's Market. He also held the position of Pittston Township Supervisor. He was an internal revenue service agent. He was a principal and a very influential part in helping to form Musto Tax and Insurance Services. He directed the tax division.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Gertrude Grace Bertolone Musto on November 27, 2020; brothers Raphael J. Musto, Gerard Musto; sisters Louise Francioso and Antoinette Deeb; brother-in-law, Paul Deeb and sister-in-law Philomae Musto.

Surviving are his children, Raphael A. Musto and his wife Janet, Bear Creek Township; Rose Mumme and her husband Paul, Texas; and James A. Musto III, Pittston Township; grandchildren, Jessica and her husband Shane Howell, Gina Marie and her husband Nick Altieri, Raphael A. Musto, Jr.; Raymond Mumme; and Sarah and her husband Shawn Guice; great-grandson Logan James Altieri; brothers Biagio Musto and his wife Carol, Joseph J. Musto and his wife Fortunata and John Musto; sisters-in-law, Domenica Musto and Frances Musto; brother-in-law, James Francioso; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family with interment in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann’s Basilica, 1233 St. Ann Street, Scranton, PA 18504 or to St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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Dec 27, 2020

To the entire Musto Family,

Deepest Sympathy ! Jim was one of the most decent gentlemen I ever met. His many conversations at the South Pittston Social Club were always inspirational and entertaining. A great friend who will never be forgotten. Love

Jimmy Dennis

West Wyoming


Dec 22, 2020

Rosie and family, our heartfelt condolences on your father's passing, especially so close to your mother. May they rest in peace.


Patti & Joe Yanchis


Dec 22, 2020

Raphael and Family....So sorry to read about your fathers passing.He was blessed to have had such a full and accomplished life....I know you and your family will find some comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with his wife.

Our deepest sympathy

Del and Patricia Zawada


Dec 21, 2020

Musto family, so sorry for your loss. Sincerest condolences to you.

Mike Caputo


Dec 21, 2020

Ray And Family,

Very sorry to read of your Dads passing and so close to losing your Mom as well .

My deepest sympathy,

Charlie Adonizio

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