In Remembrance of Elmo Baldassari

Elmo Baldassari

Elmo Baldassari

Dunmore, PA May 25, 1918 ~ January 24 2013 Date of Service: January 28, 2013

Elmo Baldassari, 94, of Dunmore, passed away peacefully Thursday evening lovingly surrounded by his children in the comfort of his home. There are no words to adequately portray his life-long accomplishments but several endeavors deserve accolades.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Anna Baldassari. His most prominent real-estate developments included a few of the first hotels in Wildwood, New Jersey- The 24th Street, The Magnolia and The Shalimar. Locally, Elmo developed Moosic Lake, Bellefonte Apartments and the land which ultimately became Mount Margaret Estates.

He was a successful business man and one of his most admirable qualities was sharing his fortune and knowledge with others to begin business ventures of their own. His generosity and entrepreneurial spirit provided a way of life for generations of families. Elmo had a passion for music and dancing which prompted him to open the infamous Orchid Club and Spruce Street Record Shop. He loved Bocci Ball, fishing and hunting and spent over 68 years traveling out west to South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming where he established many life-long friendships.

He is survived by his life-long companion, AnnMarie “Tita” D’Amico, his daughter; Mrs. Dawn Albert and husband Dr. Mark Albert and daughter Mia Baldassari. Son; Dr. Elmo Baldassari and wife Jennifer Dunda and son Billy Baldassari and daughter Barbara “Cookie” Rinaldi. Grandchildren; Marco, Zachary and Helena Albert, Nico Valvano, Billy and Luca Baldassari.

He was preceded in death by his wife Leda Pagnani Baldassari and son Donald Baldassari as well as his brothers; Elio “Al”, Joseph and Henry “Hank” Baldassari.

Elmo was given exceptional personal care not only by his children but also by his caretakers, Barbara Weidow, Lorraine Becchetti, Elaine Skamanich,Dawn Galavitz, Lavern Nicole, Dr. Kenny Sebastanelli and his staff.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Monday in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton at 3:00pm. Family and friends may pay their respects at the church beginning at 1:00pm until the time of Mass.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memory of Carmine Monacelli, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Think Big c/o Caring for Carmine at Fidelity Bank, N. Blakely St., Dunmore, Pa 18512

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Patrick J. Dempsey
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Elmo
Reply #21 on : Tue January 29, 2013, 23:36:26
To the family,

I am saddened at Elmo's passing. I knew the man for over 40 years. He always had a smile. He said what he meant, and he never went back on his word. The Obit was a fine tribute. I am sorry that I am out town and cannot pay my last respects, He in in my prayers.

Respectfully,
MARY ANN SIRIANNI--SICONOLFI
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ELMO BALDASSARI
Reply #20 on : Tue January 29, 2013, 04:23:01
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. THE LOSS OF A PARENT IS A GREAT HEARTACH, TO BE SURE. BEING OUT OF TOWN, WE WERE UNABLE TO BE THERE BUT YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.

MARY ANN SIRIANNI-SICONOLFI AND FAMILY
Dave Kontz and Shari Dunn
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Sorry to hear about your Dad
Reply #19 on : Mon January 28, 2013, 20:48:17
Shari and I want to send you all our condolences. We were sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Mo, stay strong.

Love,

Dave Kontz and Shari Dunn
Philomena Sottile
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Re: In Remembrance of Elmo Baldassari
Reply #18 on : Mon January 28, 2013, 20:04:11
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Philomena Sottile and family
Justin Ashman
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Re: In Remembrance of Elmo Baldassari
Reply #17 on : Mon January 28, 2013, 15:12:55
Dr. Baldassari and your family:

My deepest sympathy to your family, for the loss of a great man. Sorry I could not be there, due to my working hours in Binghamton. God Bless!!!

Justin Ashman
John & Fran DeRiggi & Family
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Re: In Remembrance of Elmo Baldassari
Reply #16 on : Mon January 28, 2013, 10:42:03
Tita,So Sorry about your loss...
Dr. Baldassari & your family are in our prayers...
John ,Fran DeRiggi & Family
Jim, Nancy & Cali Pinto
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Sorry for your loss
Reply #15 on : Mon January 28, 2013, 10:31:29
We are very sorry for your loss. Your devotion to your Dad speaks to the love within your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. God Bless Jim, Nancy and Cali Pinto
Joseph Carra
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Condolences to Dr. Baldasarri
Reply #14 on : Sun January 27, 2013, 23:39:53
Dear Dr. Baldasarri, you and your family are in my prayers. You did everything for your Dad. God bless.

Joe Carra
kerri best
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deepest condolences
Reply #13 on : Sun January 27, 2013, 22:03:12
my heart goes out to Dr. Elmo Baldassari and his family...Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of myself and Allied Services van transportation...
Carol Seamon Roland
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Your DAD
Reply #12 on : Sun January 27, 2013, 19:56:51
Hey Dawn,
I am so sorry about the passing of your dear father-I know you and I know that you are heartbroken beyond belief. Just know that he is with God and without a care or pain in the world. Please give my sincerest sympathy to your family. For all the time I have known you I never saw your father--what a nice looking guy-great picture. Take care . Carol
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