In Remembrance of John 'Doc' A. Veltri
John "Doc" A. VeltriThroop, PA February 4, 1928 ~ January 9, 2013 Date of Service: January 12, 2013
John A. “Doc” Veltri, Jr., 84, of Throop, died Wednesday in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore after an illness. He is survived by his wife the former Ann Kochis. The couple would have celebrated 62 years of marriage on January 22.
Born in Throop, he was the son of the late John A.Sr. and Julia Mazzucca Veltri and was a graduate of Throop High School. Known by many as “Doc”, he was the owner and operator of Veltri Men’s Shop in Throop for 90 years, originally started by his father. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His family would like to thank the many loyal customers for their support and patronage over the years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Also surviving are daughters; Paula Davies, Waymart; Tre Harris and husband John, Moscow; Angela Veltri, Jessup and Andrea Riccardo, Dunmore. Daughter-in-law; Lyn M. Veltri ;grandchildren; Marisa Gilbert, Marciella Veltri,Rebecca Veltri and husband David Mead, Kristina and Anthony Veltri, Anna Riccardo and husband Rob Albrecht and Sal Riccardo. Great-grandchildren; MJ McAndrew, Collin Scherer and Antoinette Veltri Mead. Nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by sons; Christopher P. and John A. Veltri III, a grandson; Phillip Matone and brothers; Peter and Ross Veltri.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Peter’s Catherdal, Scranton.
Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Throop
Memorial Contributions may be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 penn Ave., Scranton, Pa 18509 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105