Salvatore D. Mulea, Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather of Moosic passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He was born in the west side of Scranton on July 3, 1944 and was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Berefatto) Peranich.
He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. Sal was a 1961 graduate of West Side High School. He then joined the United States Air Force and served during the Cold War Era. Sal worked many years for Skettino Markets, West Side and retired from the Tobyhanna Army Depot. After retirement, he worked for Gerrity’s Supermarkets.
Sal was a life-long member of the R & L Civic Club. He was an avid Penn State Football fan and was famous for his tailgate omelets. He enjoyed attending home games with his family and best friend Jason Blew. He enjoyed many trips to Reno, Nevada with his wife to visit his friends that he served in the military with. He also enjoyed his trips to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains Twp. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Patricia Krisiewicz, his children; Salvatore Jr. and his wife Paula, of Moosic, Michael and his wife Julie, of Avoca, and his daughter Christina, of Moosic. Grandchildren; Alicia, Ashleigh, Matthew and Sara and his great granddaughter Shelby Grace. Also surviving are his siblings; Thomas Mulea, of Arizona, Andrew Peranick and wife Sandra, of Scranton Ralph Peranich and wife Barbara, of Scranton his sister Andrea Peranich, of Peckville and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Martin Moran, Dr. Chris Peters and staff, Dr. Lisa Thomas and staff, the NROC Center, and a special thank you to Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their wonderful care and kindness.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00am at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday evening, January 23nrd from 5-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Due to inclement weather family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the mass. There will be no procession from the funeral home. AMVETS honor guard will provide military honors. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, PA 18507.