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Albert Mancini

January 12, 2007

Albert “George” Mancini Jr., 75, Ashley, formerly of Bear Creek Township, prominent Plymouth businessman, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in the Keystone section, Plains Township, he was a son of Elizabeth Mascelli Mancini, Keystone, Plains Township, and the late Albert Mancini. He attended the Plains Township schools and had been employed in the mining industry; at the former Mayfair Supper Club; and by Pagnotti Industries, Hazleton.

He and his wife had owned and operated the Plymouth Poultry Market for more than 30 years. They ran fundraisers for many charitable organizations. He had also been a school bus driver with Churnetski Transportation, Sugar Notch.

He was a member of the East End Primitive Methodist Church, Wilkes-Barre; former member and past president of the Bear Creek Township-Buck Township Lions Club; and former member of Plymouth Rotary Club.

He and his wife, the former Shirley Shillabeer, had observed their 53rd wedding anniversary earlier this year.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Donna and her husband, Bob Sapak, Wilkes-Barre; a son, Rick Mancini and his wife, Cookie, Bear Creek Township; grandchildren, Melissa Mancini, Lesley, Jamie and Rachel Sapak; great-granddaughter, Emma Rose Nese; great-grandson, Jordan Teixeira; brothers, Leo Mancini, Old Boston; Gene and Phil Mancini, both of Plains Township; several nieces and nephews; and mother-in-law, Pauline Shillabeer, Bear Creek Township.

Funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Services will be at noon in East End Primitive Methodist Church, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Marty Garms, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The family requests that flower be omitted and memorial donations be made to East End Primitive Methodist Church, 79 Laurel St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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