In Loving Memory of Philip E. Furnari

Philip E. Furnari

Philip E. Furnari

Dunmore, PA October 28, 1919 ~ June 20, 2015 Date of Service: June 24, 2015

Philip E. Furnari, 95, of Dunmore, died Saturday afternoon in the Mountain View Care Center.


Born in Scranton, son of the late Gaetano and Anita Costellano Furnari, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and Emerson College in Boston.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the 30th Division, 120th Regiment throughout Northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.  From 1951 until his retirement in 1992, Philip lived and worked in New York City as a travel agent, which also allowed him to venture the world over, visiting every continent except Antarctica. He was especially fond of a trip to Italy where he was able to see the regions and towns where his parents grew up.  A kind and generous man, he greatly valued his family and the times he spent with them.


Surviving are numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces.


He was preceded in death by his brothers Fred and Gerald Furnari; and sisters, Susan Taluto, Anna Perola, Mary DeCicco, and Jane Conway; as well as nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces.   


Philip’s family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Regional Hospital, the Dunmore Health Care Center and Mountain View Care Center, but most of all, to Dr. Robert Kaville, whose friendship, consideration and compassion was always appreciated.


The funeral will be Wednesday with mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore.  There is no public viewing.  All those attending the mass are kindly asked to go directly to the church.  Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 4219 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA, 17011.


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