"Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it."
Dominic E. Spezialetti, age 93, 840 Market Street, Bloomsburg, died Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a brief illness.
Born in Berwick on August 21, 1924, he was a son of the late Fiorangelo and Carmella (Sichetti) Spezialetti. He was a 1942 graduate of Berwick High School and resided in Bloomsburg since 1947.
Dominic was employed at the former A. C. & F. Co., Berwick following his graduation from high school until enlisting in the U. S. Army. Following his military service he was employed by a waterproofing company in New Jersey until retiring in 1985.
During World War II he served with Co. A of the 310th Signal Operation Battalion and participated in the campaigns in Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland, Ardennes, and G 33 & 40 WD 45. He received the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 bronze stars.
He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg; the Catholic War Veterans, Berwick and the Maria Assunta Society, Berwick. He was an avid football fan.
Dominic was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Agnes Brady, on July 15, 2015; two sisters: Rose Milore and Josephine Pantalone; and by five brothers: Nicholas Spezialetti; Joseph Spezialetti, Moris “Mim” Spezialetti; Louis Spezialetti, and Thomas Spezialetti.
Surviving are two sons: Christopher L. Spezialetti, and his wife Deborah, Elmira, N.Y. and Brian D.. Spezialetti, Waverly, N.Y.; four grandchildren: Gina Conallen; Leah Costa; Alicia Spezialetti; Dominic Spezialetti; two great- grandchildren: Francis Conallen and Leo Conallen; and six sisters: Delores Orlando; Emma Potothnak; Mary Cicini; Lena Hnylanski; Jeanette Tomassacci, and Edith Marsicano, all of Berwick.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a. m. in St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron Street, Bloomsburg, by his pastor, Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence. Interment will follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, with military honors by the combined veterans group.
Viewing will be on Sunday from 1-3 p. m. or Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.