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Richard V. Giantesano

April 3, 1931 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 89)

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Richard V. Giantesano



Richard V. Giantesano, 89, of Lansford entered into eternal rest Saturday, November 21, 2020 in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehab Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of Barbara (DeGiosio) Giantesano. They celebrated their 53nd Wedding Anniversary on July 1, of this year. Born in Atlas, PA, he was a son of the late Vincent and Mary (Sacripanti) Giantesano. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a self employed lifelong general contractor until retiring. Richard was a member of St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley, Summit Hill. He was also a member of the Lansford Italian Club and the Lansford AMVETS. He was a former Lansford Councilman and an avid hunter. Richard loved spending time with his grandchildren and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.


Surviving along with his wife are daughters Marie Boyle and her husband David of Coaldale, Nicole Giantesano of Lansford, and Renee Terry and her husband Brian of Limerick, PA; sons Vincent and his wife Charlotte of Washington, NJ and Gino and his wife Colleen of Lorton, VA; a sister Jacqueline Dubosky of Lewisburg, PA; grandchildren Patrick and Jacob Boyle, Lina and Gino Giantesano, Vincent Giantesano, and Stella Terry, and many nieces and nephews.  


He was also preceded in death by a daughter Francine, sisters Nicoletta Olsovsky and Cecilia Giantesano, and a brother Vincent Giantesano.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled and announced at a later date. The Sverchek-Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences at

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St. Joseph Parish of the P.V, Summit Hill
462 W. Ludlow St.
Summit Hill, PA 18250

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