Michael Delconte, 87, a lifelong resident of Hughestown, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Tiffany Court, Kingston.
Born in Hughestown on April 8, 1933, he was a son of the late James Delconte and Rose Orlando Colangelo Delconte.
Michael was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1961. He was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot for over 34 years, retiring as Branch Chief. After retirement, he volunteered at the Pittston Senior Center and delivered medication for Rite Aid pharmacy.
Michael was a member and Past Master (1980) of Saint John’s Lodge No. 233, F. & A. M., where he held the office of Treasurer for 32 years; the Valley of Scranton, Keystone Consistory 32°, A.A.S.R.; and the Irem Shrine, A.A.O.N.M.S., where he was a former member of the Motor Corps.
Michael was a member and Past President of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County and received the honor of being named “Person of the Year” in 2003. He was also a member and secretary of the Pittston Red Devils; a life member of VFW Post 4909, Dupont; the American Legion; and the Disabled American Veterans.
Michael was a lifelong member of the Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston, having served as an Elder and as the church sexton for many years.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brothers Matthew Colangelo, Joseph Colangelo, James Delconte, and Robert Delconte. He is survived by his brother, John Delconte; his nieces, Rose Colangelo Molino, Michelle Delconte Poperwitz, and Rose Marie Delconte Hughes; his nephews, James Delconte and Darrin Delconte; his great-nephews, Atty. Gene Matthew Molino and John Joseph Moss; his great nieces, Lindsey Marie Moss and Dr. Rachel Rose Lazevnick; and great niece and godchild, Nicole Marie Lazevnick.
Michael’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Allied Meade Street, Tiffany Court, and Compassionate Care Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Michael and his family over the past few months.
More than anything else in life, Michael loved his family, including his extended Orlando family. He was a loving brother, uncle, cousin, and friend who was always the life of the party. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A walk-though visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston following CDC guidelines, including the wearing of face coverings and practicing social distancing. A Masonic Funeral Service will be performed by his beloved Masonic brothers at 6:30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 attendance restrictions, the funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family on Saturday morning at the Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston, with the Rev. Roger Griffith officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Pittston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston, or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children (donate.lovetotherescue.org).