Gerald "Red" France

April 14, 1949 - July 10, 2014

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Gerald (Red) France, a life resident of Pittston, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Kingston. His former wife was Mary Terese Scarantino France.

Born April 14, 1949, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Howard France and Leona France. He attended Pittston Area High School.

Red enjoyed all types of athletics. He enjoyed everything from boxing to shooting pool in various leagues.

He worked for the Pittston Area School District for 30 years.

Surviving, in addition to his former wife, are his son, Justin France; daughter, Judene and husband, Robert Oliver, Pittston; grandson, Robert Oliver; granddaughters, Kali France and Taya Oliver; brothers, Jack Holmes, Arkansas; and Howard France, Pittston; sister, Doris Garrison; and niece, Heather France, Pittston. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his brothers, Richard and Donald Holmes and Walter and Dale France, and sister, Louise LaPorte.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

All services will be private and held at the family's convenience.

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