First Posted: 2/17/2013
Angelo Mike Tullo, 97, of Yatesville, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 11, at Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, where he was a resident for the past year.
Born in Yatesville on Sept. 15, 1915, he was a son of the late Pasquale and Rosina Cianfagna Tullo. He graduated from Jenkins Township High School and attended Wilkes College on the GI Bill. Mike served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945.
After being honorably discharged, Mike owned and operated the Pittston Venetian Blind Center, serving the greater Wyoming Valley for over 35 years. Upon semi-retirement in 1981, Mike spent half the year working and became a Florida snowbird, enjoying the rest of the year with many friends, family and good times.
Mike spent much of his time with many good friends at his second home, the Italian American Citizens Club in Browntown. He was an avid golfer and belonged to Emanon Golf Club for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pittston. Mike was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish (formerly Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church), Pittston.
The family would like to thank the Gino Merli Veterans Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the excellent care provided to their loved one. Special thanks to Terrie (3N), Chris and Pat (Hospice).
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie, and by his son, Michael. He was the last surviving sibling of brothers, John, killed in action in World War II; Joe, Cheshire, Conn., and Jimmy, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and sisters, Mary Feltrin, Clifton, N.J.; Agnes Guarniere, Flushing, N.Y.; Angeline Ciliberto, Old Forge, and Nancy Campanella, Waterbury, Conn.
Mike is survived by his daughter, Gayle Tullo, Yatesville; daughter-in-law, Cathy Tullo, Pittston; and the light of his life, his beloved granddaughter, Tasha Tullo. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and good friends.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 15 from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Marello Parish (formerly Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church), 237 William St., Pittston. Interment was in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.