Angelo ‘Andy’ Mazzanti, 85, resident of Springville, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Andy was born in Wilkes-Barre on September 8, 1924, a son of the late Peter and Mary Pennesi Mazzanti.
Andy served in the Pacific Theater in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps, with Carlson’s Raiders, 2nd Battalion, Fox Company.
He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed spending time with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was active in many community organizations, including serving as an Honorary Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving on the Governor’s Sportsman’s Advisory Council, as well as being a founding member of the Merck, Sharp and Dohme Pistol Club.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy, son, Jim, and brothers Gus and Vic.
Andy is survived by his wife, Lisa Wray Mazzanti; daughters Kim Mazzanti-Sahagian of Exton, Pa., Debbie Mazzanti of Telford, Pa.; grandsons Dale, Darren, and Michael; granddaughters Bryn, Jordan and Maureen; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Lauren and Anthony.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation, Vouza Scholarship Fund, c/o Jack Miller Jr., 102 Colonial Drive, Meridianville, AL 35759.
Arrangements are by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.