PITTSTON — St. Joseph Marello Parish Holy Name Society announces Rev. Joseph Elston will be guest speaker and Atty. Sam Falcone Jr. will be toastmaster at the 36th annual smoker on Sunday, March 18.
The Smoker will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 in the Mount Carmel Center on William Street. Men of all ages from the parish and surrounding area are invited.
Tickets for the affair are $12 and may be obtained at the St. Joseph Marello Parish office, from Holy Name Society members or by contacting ticket chairman Stan Rovinski at 570-905-8627.
Reverend Elston was born in Scranton, son of LeRoy and Dorothy Elston, He entered St Pius X Seminary in Dalton while attending The University of Scranton, Class of 1981.
While attending Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY, he received a Master of Divinity in 1985 and was ordained to the priesthood on Aug. 31, 1985 by Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin.
Rev. Elson has had assignments as assistant pastor, Church of the Annunciation, Williamsport; Director of Religious Education, Sacred Heart High School, Carbondale; and Pastor, St. Mary’s Church, Avoca.
He also served as chaplain, Hospice of the Sacred Heart; as chaplain and Dean of Students, Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes Barre; and is currently pastor of St. John the Evangelist/St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.
Atty. Falcone is a graduate of Pittston Area High School, received his BA from Brown University and Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of law.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Wilkes Barre Law and Library Association of the Luzerne County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law before all courts of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
He is a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston and of the Knights of Columbus Council 372 in Pittston. Atty. Falcone is a partner in the law firm of Saporito, Falcone and Watt of North Main Street, Pittston.
He is married to the former Suzanne Ruda, of Avoca, and now resides in Jenkins Township. The couple hs three daughters.