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Patrick J. DeCinti

March 4, 1939 - December 8, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: December 12, 2022

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Mary s Cemetery

Church St. Maria Goretti Church

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Patrick J. DeCinti, 83, of Highland Park Senior Living and a lifelong resident of Laflin, PA, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, December 8, 2022 in the care of Allied Services Hospice, Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Born March 4, 1939 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late James C. and Nicoletta (Graziano) DeCinti.

He was a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1958 and was an Army Veteran, serving from 1961 to 1963 at Ft. Hood, Texas.  Upon his honorable discharge from active service he was employed by Local Union #38 Insulators as an Asbestos Insulator, retiring after 32 years.  Pat remained with Local #38, serving 50 years.

Pat was a devoted member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin and volunteered his time with great pride.  At St. Maria Goretti, he was a CCD instructor for 12 years, served as a Eucharist Minister, Usher and Scoutmaster for Troop 185, St. Maria Goretti Church.  Pat would often been seen greeting friends and parishioners with a smile and a kind word at the annual bazaar, pasta dinners, Harvest Tea and other activities at St. Maria Goretti.

Pat was also a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for Laflin Borough and served as a member of the Laflin Borough Council, coached Little League and Teener Baseball and donated over 16 gallons of blood and platelets. He was also an avid New York Yankee Fan.

He and his wife the former Elizabeth Johnson celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Elizabeth DeCinti, brothers Gerald and Louis DeCinti.

Surviving in addition to his wife Elizabeth are his daughter, Mary DeCinti and her husband Daniel Kohl, Bear Creek Twp., sons James DeCinti and his wife Kimberly, East Pennsboro Twp., PA, and Michael DeCinti and his wife Alison, Apex, NC; grandchildren Dominic DeCinti and his wife Hannah, Jake DeCinti, Riley McClure and Noel DeCinti, and Step-Grandchildren Rachael and Dylan Kohl, sister Nicoletta Russell and her husband Al, Scranton, PA, sister-in-law Pamela DeCinti, Hudson, PA; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 12, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA with Father Alex Roche, Pastor, officiating.  The Parish Rosary Group will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the Church 30 minutes before the Mass. All are invited to attend. Those attending the funeral mass, please go directly to church Monday morning. Private family interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp., PA. Family and friends may call Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA  18705.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA  18702 in Pat’s memory.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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