In Loving Memory of Donato C. "Dick" Alu

Donato C.

Donato C. "Dick" Alu

Dunmore, PA May 31, 1931 ~ September 12, 2016 Date of Service: September 15, 2016

Donato C. “Dick” Alu, 85, Dunmore, died early Monday morning at home. He and his wife, the former Catherine Errico would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on October 12th.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose Luongo Alu. Dick was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1948 and was a U.S. Army Veteran having served honorably during the Korean War. He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and its Holy Name Society. Prior to retirement Dick worked his entire career as a Journeyman at Haddon Craftsman in Scranton.

He will be best remembered as a family man who loved his grandchildren dearly. He will be missed by family and friends more than words can express.

Also surviving are his son, Donato C. Alu, Jr. and wife Jean Marie, Dunmore, grandchildren, Danielle Marcinek and her husband Mike, Peckville, Anthony Donato Alu and his fiancé Jennifer Sobolewski, Dunmore, and Alexis Alu, New York City, a brother in law, John Errico and his wife Mary Ellen, Dunmore, sisters in law, Philomena and Catherine Errico, both of Dunmore, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosella Grimes and a brother Michael Alu.

The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.  

All those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church Thursday morning.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4pm-7pm in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish 303 Smith Street Dunmore, PA 18512.

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Dave Cantarella
Posts: 7
Reply #7 on : Thu September 15, 2016, 09:02:40
Sorry for your loss we are thinking and praying for your family.

Dave and Wendy Cantarella
Tom (Miner) Ruane
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Reply #6 on : Wed September 14, 2016, 09:22:53
Condolences to the Alu and Errico families on the passing of Dick.One of the finest gentlemen I,ve met in my lifetime.RIP Dick
virginia Crossin
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Re: In Loving Memory of Donato C. "Dick" Alu
Reply #5 on : Tue September 13, 2016, 17:27:19
So very sorry for the loss of your Father in Law, Jean Marie. Our heartfelt sympathies are with you at this difficult time.
Jerry Tomko
Posts: 7
Our Sincere Condolences
Reply #4 on : Tue September 13, 2016, 11:56:38
Catherine, Danny, and Family. I was shocked and saddened to her of the passing of Dick. I will always remember all the times we had together as I was growing up - he was always a gentleman and will be truly missed by all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Dick!

Jerry and Peggy Tomko
Stan and Jerri Prushinski
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Reply #3 on : Mon September 12, 2016, 21:13:23
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Hopefully, memories will help you at this time
Mary Anne Bordo & family
Posts: 7
Re: In Loving Memory of Donato C. "Dick" Alu
Reply #2 on : Mon September 12, 2016, 17:57:27
Sorry for your loss!
Prayers & strength going out to the family

From Caesar Bordo, Mary Anne & family'
Joe Tomko
Posts: 7
Rest in peace Dick Alu
Reply #1 on : Mon September 12, 2016, 15:29:58
Sad to hear the news of Dick's passing. A good husband, father and grandfather. It won't be the same without seeing him on the front porch with his wife, Catherine. On behalf of my Mom and myself we send our deepest sympathy to Catherine, Dan, Jean Marie and his grandchildren. He will be surely missed by all who knew him. God Bless.