Vincent V. “Spindel” Jason, 83, Dunmore, died Thursday in Allied Services Hospice in Scranton. He and his wife the former Lucy Amorebello had celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on September 6th.
Born in Dunmore he was the son of the late Victor and Mary Sopko Jason and was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1955. Prior to retirement he was employed by the Dunmore School District for 25 years. He was an avid bowler and appeared in the early 1960’s on the television show Strikes for Cash and also had a 299 game. Vince also loved to play golf and had 3 holes in one at the Pine Hills Golf Course. He coached the American Legion Baseball team for a number of years and enjoyed his trips to the casino.
Vince was a loving and supportive father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was his greatest joy in life and was always there for his sons Victor and Frank while they played football and baseball. He and his wife Lucy drove to Pittsburgh every few weeks to watch their grandsons play ice hockey and his granddaughters Danielle and Lindsey whom he called his honeys, play softball. He loved watching them play from rec ball at Olyphant Girls Softball to high school softball at Mid Valley, to travel ball with the Impact Panthers.
Also surviving are two sons, Victor Jason and his wife Sandy, Cranberry Township, PA, and Frank Jason and his wife JoAnn, Olyphant, grandsons, Matthew and wife Lindsay, Thornton, CO, Adam and wife Freesia, Zelenople, PA, granddaughters, Danielle and Lindsey Jason, Olyphant, great grandchildren, Calvin and Amorabella Jason, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother John Jason and his wife Carmella, sisters, Anna Petriello, Mary Yaswinski and husband Pete, Margaret Antonis and husband Manassi, and Catherine Neureuter and husband Nick, and a nephew Robert Petriello.
The family would like to thank Allied Services Hospice, Dr. Digwood, Dr. Speicher, and the staff for the excellent care, also Dan, Penny, Lois, and Joyce for their care and compassion in taking care of Vince, as well as Dr. Wayne Weston for years of care.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will be in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 4PM-7PM
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center Foundation or Allied Services Hospice.
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St. Joseph’s Center Foundation
2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton PA 18509
Allied Services Hospice Center
511 Morgan Highway, Scranton PA 18508