Samuel C. Artone, Sr., 81, of Greenfield Township, died Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2011


Samuel C. Artone, Sr., 81, of Greenfield Township, died Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2011, at Mercy Hospice, Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rose Mary Ward, who died August 22, 1987. 
Born February 21, 1930, in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Carlo and Josephine (Cerra) Artone.
Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a heavy equipment operator by Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Throop.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and the West Side Hose Company.  He was also a member of the Pioneer Rangers, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending hours tying fishing flies.
He is survived by: one son - Samuel Artone, Jr. and wife Cindy of Carbondale; four grandchildren - Joseph Lapiers, Alexandra, Maresa and Samantha Artone; four brothers - Joseph Artone of Richmondale; Carmine Artone and wife Carol of Front Royal, Va.; Anthony and James Artone, both of Greenfield Township; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Jo Artone, who died August 5, 2009.
The funeral was held Thursday, April 14, from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Farview and 41st Streets, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook Street, Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township.
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