Obituaries » Leonard J. Paraventi
September 14, 2016
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.Â Leonard was a graduate of St. Maryâ€™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. Maryâ€™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. Maryâ€™s Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.Â Interment will be in St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 â€“ 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, PAÂ 18702.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Leonardâ€™s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.