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.