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Steve S. Rontinonis

November 19, 2020


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Steve S. Rontinonis

November 19, 2020


Steve S. Rontinonis, 63, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


Steve was born in Kos, Greece, the son of the late Savas “Sam” and Kalliopi Saroukou Rontinonis. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1976. Steve was employed at the Tobyhanna Army Depot.


He was a member of St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church in Ashley, PA.


Steve had a warm and funny personality.  He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.  He brought a smile to all who knew and loved him.  Steve was a hard worker and had a passion for building and was a great mason, who enjoyed working outdoors on different projects.


He cherished time with his wife, family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Michael Tullo.


Surviving are his wife and soul mate of 28 years, Debra Perugino Rontinonis; son, Tony Dellarte and his wife, Jennifer, TX; daughter, Nicole Biscotto and her husband, Jamie, Lehman Township; four grandchildren; his sisters with whom he shared an everlasting bond, Cathy Tullo, Pittston, and Denise Vavlas and her husband, Notis, Pittston; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral services are on Wednesday 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 St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley, PA. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call at the funeral on Tuesday from 6-8 PM.


Those who are attending the funeral services are required to wear a mask and abide by the state social distancing guidelines.


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