Anthony P. Taluba, age 95

Anthony P. Taluba

Anthony P. Taluba, age 95, of Laceyville, PA passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at The Gardens at Tunkhannock in Tunkhannock, PA.

He was born on March 21, 1922 in Scranton, PA.  He spent his childhood near Laceyville and graduate from Meshoppen High School.  After his discharge from the Navy, he and Wanda Krajewski were married and lived near Laceyville for a short time.  They moved to NJ and lived in Plainfield, Hackettstown and Dunellen for several years before moving to Clinton Twp., NJ where they lived for many years.  Upon his retirement, Anthony and Wanda moved back to Anthony’s childhood hometown in PA where he found great enjoyment and peace.

He was the son of the late John Taluba and Mary Viatonis Taluba.

His wife, Wanda M. Taluba, passed away in 2007 after 59 years of marriage.

Anthony was a World War II Veteran, serving in the US Navy from 1943-1946.  He served as an Electrician’s Mate Third Class and was onboard the USS Concord and USS Franklin.  He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, American Theater Medal and Victory Medal.

Before his retirement, Anthony was the owner of T&S Plastic Manufacturing Company in Plainfield, NJ.  He was an inventor, patent-holder, and jack-of-all-trades.

After his retirement Anthony enjoyed spending time in PA where he grew up.  After spending a great deal of time finding the perfect piece of property in the mountains of PA, he settled in Laceyville where he had a spectacular view of the Susquehanna River.  Anthony also loved dogs and enjoyed having several dogs over the years including Buddy, Buddy 2 and Lady.

Survivors include one son; Paul Taluba and his wife Marie of Annandale, NJ and one daughter; Barbara Bell of Enfield, CT.  Four grandchildren; Karyn and her husband Tqe, Kevin and his wife Erin, Robyn and her husband Ron, Heather and her husband Jon.  Five great-grandchildren;  Alex, Aiden, Jackson, Adam, Whitney, Brianna, and Gus.  Anthony is also survived by sister-in-law Thelma Taluba and many nieces and nephews..

Predeceased in addition to his wife include brothers and sisters Annie, Nellie, Vera, Jean, Joe, Frances, George, Martha, Agnes, Leonard, and Vince.

Calling hours will be Friday, November 17, 2017 from 10am -11:30am at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will follow at 12pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ.

Memorials can be made to The Seeing Eye Inc., 10 Washington Valley Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.