In Loving Memory of Cataldo A. "Cux" LaMagna

Cataldo A.

Cataldo A. "Cux" LaMagna

Dunmore, PA March 3, 1923 ~ March 25, 2015 Date of Service: March 28, 2015


Cataldo A. “Cux” LaMagna, 92, of Dunmore, died Wednesday morning in V.N.A. Hospice at Geinsinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton.  His wife, the former Irene Shayka, died November 15, 1997. The couple had been married for 48 years.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Michaela Occulto LaMagna and attended the Dunmore public schools. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Tobyhanna Army Depot in the electronics department.

He was a member of the American Legion in West Scranton and volunteered for many years at the former Community Medical Center, Scranton. He was a kind and gentle man who was always helping others, as well as being a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.

Surviving is a daughter, Irene Santarsiero, Jessup; and son, Guy LaMagna, Archbald; grandchildren, Erika VanderMolen and husband Richard, DJ Santarsiero, Matthew, Katy and Colleen LaMagna; a sister, Mary Geraci, South Carolina; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Susie Rinaldi, Frances Polizzi, Grace Macciocco, Angie Valvano and Millie Ciprian; and brothers, Sam and Joseph LaMagna.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.

Interment, SS. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Peckville.

Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to V.N.A. Hospice, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA\ 18447; or the American Heart Association, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Karen Viccica
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Re: In Loving Memory of Cataldo A. "Cux" LaMagna
Reply #7 on : Sat March 28, 2015, 09:42:49
Irene and Guy... My sincere condolences. It's been a long time since I saw your dad but I do remember that your dad was one sweetheart of a man. He's in a better place now... know that he will always be watching over you and his grandchildren.
God be with you always.

Karen
Annie Cadden
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Re: In Loving Memory of Cataldo A. "Cux" LaMagna
Reply #6 on : Sat March 28, 2015, 07:26:24
Irene and Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Cataldo was a very special person, he was always willing to help out anyone at anytime. He was a special member of our team on Skilled Nursing at CMC and I was honored to have him as a friend.
Love and prayers to all of you.
Annie Cadden
Anonymous
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Re: In Loving Memory of Cataldo A. "Cux" LaMagna
Reply #5 on : Fri March 27, 2015, 11:36:26
Although I only knew Cux for a year, I was lucky to be a fellow member of the daily morning chatterbox club. I do know that Cuxy loved his family and his country. He was a rank and file member of the "proud and the few". Most definitely..A Great American! Chris Lavelle from the Dunmore Hilton Highrise.
Daniel LaMagna
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Uncle Cux
Reply #4 on : Thu March 26, 2015, 21:19:29
I did a poor job of communicating but always thought of my Uncle Cux, you will be with my father Tony LaMagna now, and I am sure there will be a fun family reunion in Heaven. I am grateful to have shared my most special wedding day with you Uncle Cux, rest in piece and know that you were loved and will be missed!
Philip Sardo
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respectful condolences
Reply #3 on : Thu March 26, 2015, 17:37:31
Rest in peace cousin.
Gloria Perry
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Cux's
Reply #2 on : Thu March 26, 2015, 16:28:51
Knew him will , friends with my Father-in-law Tony (Duke) Perry, Have not seen him in 25 years,made me laugh every time he was here, won't tell you why he was here ;) but he was a Gem of a Man <3 R.I.P. Cux <3
Angelo Occulto
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My Cousin Cataldo
Reply #1 on : Thu March 26, 2015, 14:51:12
wish I could be there with you, to celebrate his life. I have fond memories of all the LaMagnas, especially his Mom.