Patrick Louis DeBiase

 Patrick Louis DeBiase, Bunker Hill section of Scranton, passed away Thursday afternoon in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an extended illness.   His wife is Rosina Harte DeBiase.  The couple was married September 10, 1955.

Born in Bunker Hill, son of the late Frank and Angela Genello DeBiase.   He attended Scranton Public Schools and was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church.   Prior to his retirement he had been a self employed cutter in the local garment industry.  Patrick was a United States Army World War II veteran.

Also surviving are a daughter Angela Collins and her husband Al of San Antonio, TX; sons Frank DeBiase and his wife Renee of New Baltimore, MI and John DeBiase of Scranton;  grandchildren Patrick, Ashley and Kelly DeBiase; daughter in law Tanya Festa; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Frank DeBiase and sisters Rose Musto, Blanche Pisano and infant sister Claire DeBiase.

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 2-4pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place  Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. Catherine Joyce

    Rosina: Angela sent your husdand’s obituary to my mom Catherine Joyce. She asked me tell you how sorry she is and how she remembers your story about meeting Patrick soon after you arrived from Ireland at age 16. Patrick had a very long life and my mom feels he is surely now in a better place. All best.

  2. Patty, Rich, Evonne, and Joe Gorgol

    To the DeBiase family: We are sending our sincere condolences for your loss. Mr. DeBiase was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather; and he will be missed by all. No words can express how sorry we are for your entire family. Find comfort in knowing that he will never have to suffer any longer and is at peace in a beautiful place. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Gorgols

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