Louis J. DeGennaro was called to God on Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1924, a son of Louis and Anna Lanzaro DeGennaro, he was one of six siblings. He was a graduate of St. Leonard’s High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was a World War II veteran who served in Europe from 1943 to 1945. He worked for the Federal Government for 40 years, retiring from the U.S. Customs Service in New York.
He was past commander of the American Legion Customs, Post 51, and served as the secretary for the NARFE in the Pittston Area. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston, and its Holy Name Society.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Elizabeth (Betty) Ambrose; son, Mark and wife, Randi, N.J.; daughter, Anne and husband, Joseph DiSalvo, N.Y.; three wonderful grandsons, Joseph, Peter and Anthony; his 91-year-old sister, Madeline (Sister Ann Louise, OP), N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from noon until time of the Mass.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston. To leave an online condolence, visit www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.