Anthony Grandinette Sr. of Scranton died peacefully Tuesday.
Born Feb. 20, 1939, son of the late Carmella Alu and Frank Grandinette, Anthony was a graduate of Dunmore High School and an avid Dunmore Bucks fan. He also loved to hang out at the coffee shop and visit with friends. Before retirement, Anthony worked for 40 years at HarperCollins Publishers formerly Harper & Row. After retirement he also worked as a crossing guard for the Scranton School District.
Anthony was a devout Catholic whose smile was contagious. He had a love of sports, especially the N.Y. Giants and N.Y. Yankees. We know that he will also be cheering on the Dunmore Bucks from the best seat in the house.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he spent his last months getting to know the staff and residents who became his friends, and also Compassionate Care Hospice for the excellent care provided to our father.
He is survived by his children, Lisa and husband, Daniel Mielo, Bluffton, S.C.; Anthony Grandinette Jr., Factoryville; Linda Dymond and Perry, Dallas; Frank and wife, Sonia Grandinette, Orlando, Fla.; Patricia Dymond, Falls; Marylyn Keiper, Lake Winola; Karen and husband, Randy Ritsick, Swoyersville; and stepdaughter, Sarah Grandinette, Michigan; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be missed by his special companion of numerous years, Sharon, and many friends who cared and reached out to him during his illness.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Grandinette; and his beloved cat, Trooper.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements, Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the activities department of Linwood Nursing Rehabilitation Center, 100 Linwood Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.