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Stephen Anthony Sciandra

Stephen Anthony Sciandra, 86, of Pittston, passed away Thursday morning, November 23, 2023, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

Born in Pittston on October 6, 1937 he was the son of the late Carmen and Rosalie Jiunta Sciandra. Stephen graduated from Pittston High School in 1956. In his earlier years he worked in the garment industry with his brother Joseph at An-Jo Dress Factory, later working at Pope and Talbot until retiring in 2001 to help his daughter raise his first grandchild, Nicodamo, who became his best buddy.


Stephen was a loving and devoted husband, father, and papa, a great friend to all he knew and an over all genuine man with a kind heart and an amazing sense of humor. He enjoyed cooking family dinners and taking summer trips to Buffalo visiting both Sciandra and Marranca relatives. Stephen took great pride in his children and grandchildren’s hobbies and school activities, and later in life he fully supported his “3 best buddies” achievements along the way.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Marranca Sciandra in 1998, his sisters, Stella Ercoli and Mary Alessi and brother, Joseph Sciandra along with numerous brother and sister in laws.


Stephen is survived by his daughter Rose Mary Sciandra, Pittston, son Carmen Sciandra and wife Erin, Hughestown, grandsons Nicodemo Ginocchietti, Pittston, and Stephen and Nicholas Sciandra, Hughestown. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Stephen had a special bond with both the Marranca and Sciandra families with whom he was very close with as he loved them all dearly.


The family would like to thank Bayada Nursing and GWV Trauma Unit for the exceptional care they provided at the end of Stephen’s life.


The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 8am-9:15am in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Internment, St. Rocco’s Cemetery.


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roesciandra69
Nov 30, 2023

I’ll miss you every day that goes by. I love you so much and my heart is broken. Best Daddy Ever!

Daughter Rose Mary


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Jennifer Bradford
Jennifer Bradford
Nov 28, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. I felt like I knew him through your wonderful stories of him Rose 🌹. Praying 🙏 for all of you.

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Attylousciandra
Nov 26, 2023

Rose Mary & Carm,

I am thinking of you with the fondest memories of your Dad, Mom and Uncle Greg. LaGrange, like Railroad, always full of love and family. Epitome of a house truly being a Home. Warmest regards, sympathy and love,

Atty. Lou Sciandra & Family


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Ross Scarantino
Ross Scarantino
Nov 26, 2023

To Carmen and Rose Mary....... so sorry for your loss....Ross and Ann Marie Scarantino


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tcc123
Nov 26, 2023

Mary, Stella, Joseph and Stephen had 2 older sisters that were not mentioned in their obituaries, Angeline Sciandra Britz and Josephine Sciandra Alessi, may they all rest in peace.

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roesciandra69
Dec 29, 2023
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Mary was married to Alessi. Later in life Steve’s half niece Connie Tonilonia contacted Steve and had a wonderful relationship until his passing.He also has a half niece Sandy as well.


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