Charles B. Sleyo, 95, of Dunmore, died Monday evening at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Marie Mancuso Sleyo. The couple had been married for 43 years.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late James and Grace Romaniello Sleyo and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Prior to retirement, he worked as an HVAC Technician at the former Mercy Hospital in Scranton for 20 years and was a proud World War II Army veteran.
In his younger years, he enjoyed playing cards, bowling and amateur baseball games. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Washington Redskins. He enjoyed a nice cigar and a glass of wine. He was a “jack of all trades” and a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Sacred Heart Hospice and the Gino J. Merli Center for all of their care and compassion.
Also surviving is his companion; Marge Baranowski, Throop. A son; Charles, Jr., Dunmore. Step-daughters; Carol Smicherko and husband Fran, Pittston, Twp. Robin Galli and husband Frank, Throop, Joyce Mecca and husband Dave, Orlando, Fl. Grandchildren; Charles and Sydney Sleyo, Francis and Jeffrey Smicherko, Frank Galli and wife Heather, Bob Galli and wife Jessica, Steven and Melanie Galli, Charlie Rizzo and fiancé Raquel Anzurez Espinoza, Ashely Delauter and husband Robert and Chelsea Rizzo. Great-grandchildren; Gemma and Brady Galli. Nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters; Florance Clarke and Mary Loretti and brothers; Leonard, Canio and Jim.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. Dunmore with a service at 10:00am in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 9am until the time of service.
Interment; Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.