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Leonard J. Paraventi

September 14, 2016


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Leonard J. Paraventi

September 14, 2016


Leonard J. Paraventi, 86, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre on October 8, 1929, a son of the late Tito and Elizabeth Williamson Paraventi.  Leonard was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Wilkes-Barre.


Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a truck driver, having worked for Roadway Express, the Mason and Dixon Lines and North Penn Transfer.


Leonard was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception in Wilkes-Barre.


He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Richard Paraventi and by his sister, Jane Morgan.


Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Barbara Howard Paraventi; children, Patricia Martin, Wilkes-Barre, Mark Paraventi and his wife, Karen, Wilkes-Barre Twp., Karen Danilowicz, Glen Lyon, Noreen Jackson, Swoyersville; grandchildren, Sarah Mullin, Robin, Ryan and Renee Jackson, Randy Schuster and Anthony Paraventi; great granddaughter, Reilly Chapin; brother, John Paraventi, Redford, MI; nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 9 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 am in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Friday from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Leonard’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.