Eugene M. Cicco, 89, of Forest City, died Friday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 68 years, Celestine Kutarnia Cicco.
Born January 20, 1930, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Dominick and Catherine Torchia Cicco. He was a graduate of Ben Franklin High School and a member of Ascension Parish. He was also a former member of the Holy Name Society at Sacred Heart Church. He was a proud Marine Corp. Veteran. He retired from Penn DOT in 1993 and told many stories about keeping the roads open in the winter and helping stranded motorists. He previously owned Cicco Shoe Repair in Forest City and took pride in repairing shoes so they looked like brand new. Gene liked to hunt and play golf and golfed in several local leagues including the VFW League and Wivey's League. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. They had many great adventures including driving across country 3 times. His greatest joys were seeing his children and grandchildren grow up and loved attending their activities especially soccer games.
Also surviving are four children, Mary Cicco, AZ; Susan Richards and husband Robert, Forest City; Eugene Cicco, Lake Winola; and Christine Cicco-Brown and husband Dennis, FL; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Jennifer, Scott, R. Corey, Michael, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, Thomas, Nicholas, Phillip, and Gina; a great grandson Noah; two sisters, Mary Cicco Kuper, Endwell, NY and Phyllis Coleman, Carbondale; sisters-in-law, Jean Cicco and Marie Cicco; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by a daughter Jo Ann, two brothers, Joseph and Phillip, and a sister Lillian.
Viewing will be Monday from 5 to 7 pm at the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 am in St. Joseph's Church, Forest City. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
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