In Loving Memory of Joseph M. "Scappy" Mecca
Joseph M. "Scappy" MeccaDunmore, PA August 3, 1946 ~ February 22, 2017 Date of Service: Privately held
Joseph M. "Scappy" Mecca, 70, of Dunmore, died Wednesday evening in the Dunmore Health Care Center, Dunmore.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Donato and Elizabeth "Elsie" Wasco Mecca, and was a graduate of Dunmore High School and a member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish, Dunmore.
He graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor's degree in education. Before retirement, he was a mathematics teacher for 35 years at Dunmore High School where he also coached baseball and wrestling, and was a well-known local PIAA umpire and track official. Upon retiring, he briefly taught at Bishop O'Hara High School in Dunmore, and was a former officer in the Dunmore Federation of Teachers and a member of the former Willow Club in Dunmore. Scappy was an amazing teacher and man who was loved and admired by many. He will be sadly missed.
The family wishes to thank the Dunmore Health Care Center and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all of their care and compassion during Scappy's brief illness, and also the many friends and colleagues who visited and assisted during his time of need.
Surviving are a sister, Rosemarie Mecca; and dear friends; Dolly Gallagher and Robert Holtham, all of Dunmore; and numerous friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 9:30am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore
Inurnment is private in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at the convenience of the family
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18512; or the Dunmore Health Care Center, 1000 Mill St., Dunmore, PA 18512.