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Anthony Serine

Anthony J. Serine, 89, Dunmore, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife of 62 years, Helen Marie Serine, died in 2007.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Enrico Serine and the late Julia Magnotta Serine Alocci and John Alocci. He attended Dunmore High School and honorably served in the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Before retirement, he was employed for more than 44 years at Our Lady of Peace School, Clarks Green. He was a member of the Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green, and a former member of Our Lady of Snows Holy Name Society and its bowling league; the Knights of Columbus Council 6611, Clarks Summit; and the Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069.

Surviving are three daughters, Valerie Serine Langan and husband, Jay, Clarks Summit; Nettie Serine Goldstein and husband, Dr. Erroll, Clarks Summit; and Rachael Serine Ouma, at home; two grandsons, James Glattly, Houston; and Thomas Glattly, Clarks Summit; a brother, Arthur Alocci and wife, Laverne, Temple City, Calif.; a sister, Frances Alocci and husband, Paul, Clarks Summit; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Frank and Rocco Serine and Leo Alocci.

The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, to be celebrated by the Rev. John M. Lapera and concelebrated by Monsignor John H. Louis, pastor emeritus. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Michael Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call Monday at the church, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace School United in Spirit Building Fund, 410 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411. Arrangements by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.


9:00 am - 9:45 am Monday, April 1, 2013
Church of St. Gregory
330 N. Abington Road
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States

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10:00 am Monday, April 1, 2013
Church of St. Gregory
330 N. Abington Road
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States

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I would like to express my condolences to Tony's family, especially Rachel who was a classmate of mine at Our Lady of Peace (Class of 1960). Tony was a person who all of us guys looked up to. Since he was the only male role model in a sea of nuns, we came to enjoy our interaction with him. In particular, I remember the time we spent with him breaking down the chairs in gym/auditorium on Mondays after Sunday Mass was conducted the day before. We had it down to a science and could clear the gym in a no time at all. It's moments like that that remind us what a good guy Tony was. Along with his brother Rocco, these men became synonymous for us boys with Our Lady of Snows and OLP. Please know that he is fondly remembered and regards to Rachel. Don Dellario Ph.D.

Don Dellario Apr 8 2013 12:00 AM