Paul F. Harte, 96, Scranton, passed away Sunday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken ill.
Born 1927 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene Phillips Harte and was educated in Scranton schools. He was a devoted and faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Paul had been employed for 38 years by the Consolidated Molding Company and during his time there he served as the vice-president of the IAM Machinist Union. After his time at Consolidated Molding, he worked for 15 years at Penn Security Bank and Weston Field.
Paul was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan and loved traveling to Fenway Park to watch his beloved Red Sox. His love of baseball was also evident by his participation in the Wayne County Hardball League where he played pitcher and third base along with being a PIAA baseball and softball umpire. He also bowled in the Times-Tribune Bowling League. He served as president of the Eagles Club. He will be remembered for his joking ways, love of travel, and his loyalty to his family and friends.
Surviving are his niece Marilee Sweeney and her husband James; nephew Michael Flaherty and his wife Ruth; great nieces Tara Sweeney, Ashley and Madison Harte, Kate and Colleen Flaherty; great nephews Michael Sweeney and his wife Cait, Joseph Harte and his wife Amanda, Jason Harte, Mac and Liam Flaherty; great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Harte and his wife Dorothy; sister Marion Flaherty and her husband Jerome; nephews Joseph and Jerome Harte; his companion of 69 years was Midge Kropa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Msgr. Dale Rupert.
Friends may call morning from 10am until time of Mass in the church.
Interment, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.
To share a fond memory or to express your sincere condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.