James Joseph DeSanto, 77, of Dunmore, died Friday morning at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Frank and Regina Lalli DeSanto, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Before retirement, he was a salesman for Brooks Brothers in New York City. He was always known for his impeccable style of dress.
Affectionately known as “Good Young Uncle Jim” by his nieces and cousins, he enjoyed long drives in his Mercedes Benz. He liked to take his nieces and cousins miniature golfing, shopping, out to eat and to amusement parks. He planned memorable days in New York City for his family when they visited him. He had a great sense of humor and wit. He was very well loved by his family and will be sadly missed.
Surviving are a sister, Olivia Cawley, Scranton; nieces, Ellen Cawley, Scranton; and Regina Wozniak and husband, Dennis, Olyphant; cousins, Alicia Kollar and husband, George; and Nancy Guimento, all of Dunmore; great-nephew, Drew Wozniak; and other numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by an aunt and uncle, Rita and Sam Guimento, who helped raise him after the death of his mother; other aunts, Ang DeSanto and Ida Pettinato.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Carmel Cemetery, O’Neill Highway, Dunmore. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave. Scranton, Pa 18503.
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