Warren Robert Shotto passed peacefully from this world to the next early Sunday morning after a lengthy illness. Born in West Scranton, the son of Paul and Phoebe Bowen Shotto, he was the widower of Rosanne Mecca Shotto, who died in 1993.
Warren went from serving and protecting his country during the 22 years he was enlisted in the United States Army and National Guard, to serving and protecting his family with ease. After more than 30 years, he retired from Topps Chewing Gum where he worked as a jack mechanic.
The remarkable thing, beyond his physical presence was his kindness. No matter the situation, no matter the person, he always showed kindness and patience. Whether teaching a child to perform a difficult task or during the challenges life threw before him, he showed his integrity by putting others needs before his own.
In addition to his wife, Rosanne, he was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Phoebe; brothers, Paul, of Scranton; and Donald, of Carlisle; as well as a sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Moglia, of South Amboy, New Jersey.
Warren is survived by his son, Warren and daughter-in-law, Pam (Jones), of Dunmore; grandchildren, Brandon Alexander and wife, Cynthia; Tyler James, Spencer Thomas, Cooper Rhys and Lilly Rose, all of Dunmore; a sister, Joan Kolesar, Archbald; and brother, Charles (Schautzie), Scranton; and many nieces and nephews; and surrogate grandchildren.
He now rejoins the love of his life as they will spend their first Christmas together in 27 years, completing their journey.
He taught us all to do what you said you would. Reach out to the least of us, make sure others are tended to before you tend to yourself and to be a person of integrity.
A service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Due to our current pandemic, all those attending are kindly and respectfully asked to socially distance and are required to wear a mask.
Interment, Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka.
In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone. Call a friend or relative you haven’t reached out to recently. Visit a shut-in or nursing home resident. Forgive someone. All acts of kindness are appreciated
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