Charles A. Giunta

June 27th, 2015 1:37 am

First Posted: 1/6/2013

Charles A. Giunta, 93, of Exeter, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Wesley Village.

He was a son of the late Joseph and Bridget Latona Giunta; he was the oldest of six siblings.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Supplee, recently deceased on Nov. 30, 2012; Estelle Speziale, James Jiunta, Patrick Jiunta and Martin Jiunta, also deceased in 2012.

He was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1937. He also attended Wilkes College. He served for four years in the U.S. Army in WWII, and later was recalled to serve in the Korean Conflict. He attained a rank of Lieutenant Colonel ultimately through many years of service in Army Reserves.

He was a longtime operator of the Flat Iron Hotel with his parents and later owned and operated Charlie's Supper Club, with his wife, in Wilkes-Barre. In 1972, he joined Junior Colony serving as Controller, retiring in 1987. He was very active in Unico, serving as president, and for many years participated in their annual Charity Football Game.

He was the First Commander of the Italian American War Veterans at its inception and past president of the Columbus League in Pittston.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Nancy Berto; sons, Joseph and wife Marty, Dallas; Sam and wife Renee, Dallas; Charles and wife Terri, Bellefonte; grandchildren, Joseph Giunta and wife Lori, Bridget Giunta Husted and husband Steve; great-granddaughter, Amanda Giunta.

Funeral services with Military Honors were performed by AMVETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Pittston on Saturday Jan. 5, 2013, from Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township with a Mass of Christian Burial was St. Barbara's Parish (St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church), Exeter.

Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

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