In Loving Memory of Cataldo F. Pinto
Cataldo F. PintoDunmore, PA July 29, 1939 ~ January 11, 2015 Date of Service: January 15, 2015
Cataldo F. Pinto, 75, Dunmore, passed Sunday Morning following a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy. His wife Barbara Esgro Pinto passed in December of 1997.
Born at home in Dunmore on July 29, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Antoinette Barrese Pinto. Cataldo, known as Cal by his friends, was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1957, attended Lackawanna College and operated a Masonry Business for over 40 years bearing his name until his retirement due to his illness.
He was a Navy Veteran having served in Norfolk, Virginia and the Caribbean aboard the USS Albemarle. He was a member of the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, serving the Session as well. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 584, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars McHugh-Bushweller Post #3474 in Dunmore.
Cal was civic minded serving on Dunmore Borough Council and Dunmore Civil Service Commission, serving as Chairman. He and his friends started and operated the Dunmore Summer Festival later called the Joe Dominick Summer Festival for 18 years. It was a great event that brought current and former residents of Dunmore and Lackawanna County together. Cal served as Chairman for several years.
Cal was also instrumental in the revitalization of the San Catalo Club in Dunmore serving as its President for many years, assisting in bringing the club from near closure to strong health. He was also a member of the Smith Street Social Club in Dunmore.
Cal always gave of his time and talent to the community he loved, having served in many capacities with Dunmore Midget Football, Dunmore Little League, Dunmore Biddy Basketball, Troop 88 Cub Scouts and Joe Dominick Committee. Cal assisted with his talent on preparation for the Dunmore War Memorial and Joe Dominick Monument.
Cal was a master mason and enjoyed volunteering his skills to the community, his family and friends whenever they needed him.
Prior to his illness, Cal was an avid bowler having been a member of the Scrantonian Classic Bowling League, Scranton Times Bowling League, and Teamster 229 Bowling League along with many others for over 40 years. His teams won many championships and competed many times in the United States Bowling Championships. He was a member of the American Bowling Congress.
Cal was extremely proud of his Italian Heritage, loved debating many topics especially news stories and politics, enjoyed dancing and enjoyed socializing with his family and friends. He appreciated the arts and sciences, and was a member of The Smithsonian Institution.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by his loving family and many friends. He constantly stressed the valuation of education to his children and grandchildren. Cataldo treasured both the educational and personal accomplishments of each and every one of his children and grandchildren. He continuously stressed that they be they be the best versions of themselves they can be.
Surviving are daughter Lori Talutto and Husband Joe Dunmore, son James and wife Nancy Walsh Pinto, Moscow, seven grandchildren Joseph, Anna, Cataldo and Sophia Talutto of Dunmore,and Cara Mia, Elizabeth and Cali Pinto, of Moscow, five sisters, Sarah Palermo, Scranton; Evangeline Trumbower, Vancouver, Wash; Ninette Gordon, Moosic; Christina and husband, John Arcangelo, Clarks Green and Carmelina and husband Rich Foy, Clarks Summit; Mother-in-law Lucille Esgro, Scranton; brother-in-law Thomas Esgro and wife Ann Crofton Esgro, Aurora, Colorado; brother-in-law Frank Esgro, Scranton; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and his very dear friend Elizabeth Jones, Mayfield.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister Christine, brothers Anthony and Joseph.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart, they are truly a remarkable organization with the finest people, especially Catherine; Traditional Home Health including Mary Ellen Bernotsky; all of those, too many to mention who provided comfort, support and companionship during Cal’s lengthy illness, and the staff and therapists at Allied Rehab Hospital. We are truly blessed in Northeastern Pennsylvania to have such caring people and friends especially Angelo Giannoni and John Begley.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore with services at 11:00 am in the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, Chestnut Street in Dunmore by the Rev. Ken Forbes. Interment will take place in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8pm, and Thursday morning at the funeral home from 9-10:30am.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William Street Dunmore, PA 18512.