Raymond Fontenova, of Lakeville, Pa., passed away Friday at Smith Nursing Center, Wright Township. Born Jan. 1, 1926, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Dominick and Dora Domico Fontenova. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy. He was a former brakeman for many railroads in New York for more than 40 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and his wife, the former Wanda Iori, would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 16, 2013. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons, Robert and his wife Deborah Fontenova, Hasting-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Raymond and his wife Laura Fontenova, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Geoffrey, Christopher Fontenova, Jennifer Nybro, Melissa Fontenova and Andrew Hallowell; great-grandchildren, Ava and Henry. He was preceded in death by a sister Eleanor Fontenova. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Those who deisre may give memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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