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Dr. Edward L. Kurello

April 11, 2016


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Dr. Edward L. Kurello, 92, of Highland Dr. Hanover Township and Deerfield Beach, FL, passed into the hands of the Lord Monday April 11th 2016 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He gave of himself for the betterment of others. He was a proud, humble, compassionate man.

Edward was born in Lee Park, PA to the late Genevieve and Phillip Kurello. After graduation from Hanover Twp High School he served the US Army Air Forces as a staff sergeant from 1943-1945. During his tour of duty he was involved in the D-Day invasion and saw the end of WWII. He received his B.S. in engineering from the University of Scranton and worked at Sperry Gyroscope Company and Bendix Engineering where he helped invent the centrifugal switch. He went on to receive his doctorate of osteopathic medicine and surgery from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was a member of Iota Tau Sigma fraternity, the Catholic Guild, the Internal Medicine Society, and the Undergraduate Academy of Applied Osteopathy. He completed his medical internship at the Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. He remained an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

In 1967 Dr. Kurello began his medical practice and served as the first Osteopathic physician in the Wyoming Valley as a staff member at Mercy Hospital, Nanticoke Hospital, Wyoming Valley Hospital, and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was President of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital Wilkes-Barre for many years, as well as the medical director at Hampton House, St. Stanislaus, and the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. During his career the Hanover Hawkeyes welcomed him as their team physician which he enjoyed immensely. His passion for football took him to more than 40 Super Bowl games.

Dr. Kurello took much pleasure in his yard, the accordion, piano, organ, and relished his time on the golf course as a member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club. But there were no greater love than the love he had for his loving daughter Deborah, grandsons Mark and Jonathan, daughter-in-law Eirinn, and his great grandson Eddy Jay.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, sister, Genevieve, and brother, Henry.

Surviving are his daughter Deborah, grandsons Mark Edward and Jonathan, great grandson Eddy Jay, sisters Stacia and Helen, and his brother Leonard.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, Barney & Division Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Caron Foundation Adolescent Addiction Treatment Center in Wernersville, PA (caron.org) or Blue Chip Farms (http://www.bcfanimalrefuge.org/).