In Remembrance of Vito G. LoRusso, Sr.

Vito G. LoRusso, Sr.

Vito G. LoRusso, Sr.

Dunmore, PA April 29, 1927 ~ January 10, 2014 Date of Service: January 14, 2014

Vito G. LoRusso, Sr., 86, of Dunmore, died Friday in the V.N.A. Hospice at Geisinger-Community Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Carole Sammon, who died in 2002.


Born in Dunmore, son of the late Salvatore and Bernetta Gerardi LoRusso, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II, later becoming a member of the Dickson City Branch of the American Legion.  He was the past owner of LoRusso’s Restaurant in Dunmore and was affectionately known as “The Meatball Man” throughout his cooking career.  During his retirement, he participated and cooked for numerous church spaghetti and meatball dinners.  Vito was a member of the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men where he was a past president.  He also sang in the choir and was a certified lay speaker.  He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles. 


Surviving is a daughter Kathleen LoRusso, Dunmore; and son Vito LoRusso and wife Janet, Pittson; granddaughters Maygan and Gina LoRusso; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.


The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Pastor Patricia Lee of the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church.  Interment to follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-8 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, preferred memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, 18517.


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Terry Costello
Posts: 4
A good friend.
Reply #2 on : Mon January 13, 2014, 08:03:14
I'm saddened at the loss of a good friend, some of my best memories with Vito, was all the church
dinners, he cooked, I cleaned. You will be missed.
Jill Imdorf
Posts: 4
Re: In Remembrance of Vito G. LoRusso, Sr.
Reply #1 on : Sun January 12, 2014, 08:27:47
Dear Vito and Kathleen,
You probably won't remember me, but I worked at Smiths restaurant with your dad for many years, and want you to know how sorry I am to hear of his passing. He was such a good man and taught me many lessons, both in and out of the kitchen. His meatballs were legendary, his love for your mom and both of you, even more so. His faith inspired and encouraged me, and even though we didn't see each other after leaving the restaurant, his stories and example stayed with me. I join you and his many friends in mourning the passing of this lovely man. Sincerely, Jill imdorf