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March 26, 2020
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Anthony P. Molinaro, Jr., 77, formerly of Carbondale and New York City, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 26, at Elmcroft of Mid Valley Memory Care Assisted Living Facility in Sturges.
Born August 9, 1942 in Carbondale, son of the late Anthony N. and Philomena Costanzo Molinaro, he graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School and the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Secondary Education. He also received a master’s degree from Adelphi University. Before retirement, he taught at Fort Hamilton and Seward Park High Schools in New York, Staten Island Community College, and did cancer research work at Columbia University. He also served 2 years in the Army doing lab work at Fort Baker in Sausalito, California.
He loved traveling, especially to see his friends in the Philippines, Connecticut, and Delaware, among other places, spending time with his friends, going to the theater, and enjoying all that New York City had to offer. He took great pride in decorating for Christmas and preparing the traditional Italian Christmas Eve meal with the fishes.
The family would like to thank Ryan, Cindy, as well as the rest of the staff at Elmcroft for their care, compassion, and dedication to Anthony that they provided for the past 1 year and 3 months.
Surviving are two sisters, Marie Cotroneo and husband Gary, of Carbondale; and Delores Fagnani and husband Joseph, of Peckville; a brother, William and wife Ann, of Scranton; a niece, Tiffany Fagnani (who was instrumental in getting him back to the area to be taken care of); four nephews, Raymond Molinaro and wife Teri, Gary Cotroneo, Jr. (who was his caregiver and guardian during his illness) and wife Maureen, Tony Molinaro, and Joseph Fagnani, Jr., his godson; two great-nieces, Julianna and Nevica; two great-nephews, Colin and Blake; an aunt, Marge Costanzo; a goddaughter, Suzanne Jackson; and many cousins.
In light of current circumstances, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements, Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 2 Hospital Street, Carbondale.
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