Charles A. Giunta
January 20, 1920 - January 3, 2013
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|Charles A. Giunta, 93, of Exeter died on January 3, 2013 at Wesley Village.
He was the son of the late Joseph & Bridget Latona Giunta. The oldest of six siblings, Mary Supplee recently deceased on November 30, 2012, Estelle Speziale, James Jiunta, Patrick Jiunta, and Martin Jiunta also deceased in 2012.
He was a graduate of Pittston H.S. Class of 1937, he also attended Wilkes College.
He served for four years in the U.S. Army in WWII and later was recalled to serve in the Korean Conflict. He attained a rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Ultimately through many years of service in Army Reserves.
He was a long time operator of the Flat Iron Hotel with his parents and later owned and operated Charlie’s Supper Club, with his wife in Wilkes-Barre.
In 1972 he joined Junior Colony serving as Controller, retiring in 1987.
He was very active in Unico, serving as President, and for many years participated in their annual Charity Football Game.
He was the First Commander of the Italian American War Veterans at its inception and past president of the Columbus League in Pittston.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Nancy Berto and sons Joseph & Wife Marty of Dallas, Sam and wife Renee of Dallas, Charles & Wife Terri of Bellefonte, Pa.
Grandchildren Joseph Giunta & Wife Lori, Bridget Giunta Husted and Husband Steve, and Great Grand Daughter Amanda Giunta.
Funeral Services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp., PA.
Friends may call from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home on Friday January 4, 2013.
Funeral Services with Military Honors will be performed by “AM VETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Pittston” Services will begin at the funeral home at 8:50am on Saturday January 5, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Barbara’s Parish (St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church) Exeter, Pa. on Saturday January 5, 2013 at 9:30am.
Interment Services will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp., PA.
To share a fond memory you have of Charles or to submit online condolences to his family please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.