Edward F. Occhipinti, East Scranton, died late Thursday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. His wife of 61 years is the former Rosemary McCauley.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of Anthony and Florence Magnotta Occhipinti. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration both from the University of Scranton. He was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church Parish. Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot where he was the Director of Engineering. Ed was a proud United States Navy veteran serving during the Korean War stationed upon the aircraft carrier the USS Hornet.
Ed was an Avid Penn State Football fan, holding season tickets for 30 years. He was very proud of his grandchildren who are all Penn State graduates. He enjoyed playing the lottery with his friend Darby and making trips to the casino.
Also surviving are his daughters Carol Balko and her husband Chuck of Dalton and Marie Tomaskevitch and her husband Jerry of Peckville; a sister Mildred O’Boyle of New Jersey; his beloved grandchildren David and Amy Balko and Andrew Tomaskevitch; nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Joseph Sica.
All attending are invited to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Interment with Military Honors in Cathedral Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
For directions, to share a memory or to leave your condolences for the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.