PITTSTON — More than 180 attended the 2015 Greater Pittston Person of the Year and Joseph F. Saporito Sr. Lifetime of Service awards ceremony Wednesday, March 23 at the Gramercy Ballroom and Restaurant.
Former Pittston mayor and first Person of the Year Mike Lombardo presented the Person of the Year award to Rose Randazzo, Pittston’s Main Street Manager. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Saporito Jr. and his brother Carlo presented the Joseph F. Saporito Sr. Lifetime of Service Award, which is named in memory of their father, to the family of the late Tom Tigue Sr.
The award recipients were also presented with citations from state Rep. Mike Carroll, state Sen. John Yudichak, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta and U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright.
Pittston City Mayor Jason Klush greets Sunday Dispatch Greater Pittston Person of the Year Rose Randazzo.
2014 Lifetime of Service Award recipient Gloria Blandina attends this year’s awards dinner at Gramercy Restaurant on Wednesday evening.
2007 Greater Pittston Person of the Year Msgr. John Bendik, right, gestures upon arrival with Sunday Dispatch office manager Judy Minsavage.
2014 Greater Pittston Person of the Year Barb Sciandra, left, poses for a photo with friend Brian Matyjevich of Pittston.
Donna Cabrera, left, poses for a photo with her sister, 2015 Greater Pittston Person of the Year Rose Randazzo.
Luzerne County Judges Michael Vough, left, Thomas Burke, and Senior Judge Joseph Augello chat at the Sunday Dispatch awards dinner.
State Sen. John Yudichak, right, presents a proclamation to Person of the Year Rose Randazzo.
State Sen. John Yudichak, left, presents a proclamation to Kristin Lazernick, Colleen DeFrank, Tracy Ashby, and Tom Tigue Jr., children of the late former state Rep. Thomas Tigue.
Greater Pittston Person of the Year Rose Randazzo offers remarks.
Sunday Dispatch Editor Sarah Hando, left, presents the Greater Pittston Person of the Year Award to Rose Randazzo.
Greater Pittston Historical Society President Ron Faraday listens to remarks.
State Sen. John Yudichak addresses members of the Tigue family.
Tom Tigue Jr. offers remarks on behalf of his sisters as he accepts the Joseph Saporito Lifetime of Service Award given posthumously to his father, former state Rep. Tom Tigue.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Saporito Jr., left, and brother Carlo Saporito present the Lifetime of Service Award to Tom Tigue Jr., accepting on behalf of his family.
Ron Ralston, Chief of Staff for state Rep. Mike Carroll, left, and Kelly Carroll present a proclamation from the State House to Tom Tigue Jr.
Tom Tigue Jr., left, and Rose Randazzo pause after accepting proclamations from the U.S. legislature.