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Phillip R. Scavone

March 29, 1932 — May 19, 2013

Phillip Richard Scavone, 81, of Wilkes-Barre died Sunday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born March 29, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of the late Phillip E. and Mae Gately Scavone.

A 1949 graduate of Lehman Township High School, Phil was recruited for his baseball talent and immediately left to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. He later continued his education studying Electronics Engineering at Penn State University.

An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving with the Signal Corps.

On October 31, 1952, the day before he was deployed for Korea, he married the love of his life, Joan Fay McHenry.

Before retiring Phil was an electronics engineer at Tobyhanna Army Depot for thirty-five years.

Phil enjoyed hunting and fly fishing for which he made and sold his own lures and ties. His passion was for baseball and he was, naturally, a Phillies fan. He shared his knowledge and love of the games as a past-president and coach for Saint Therese's Little League Baseball and a coach for South Wilkes-Barre Teener League Baseball, where he would always be found with his signature cigar in his mouth and cap on his head.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of sixty years, the former Joan Fay McHenry; children, Phillip G. and his wife Christine Scavone of Edwardsville, Gary H. Scavone of Kingston, Joann Fay and her husband Albert Vosburg of Tunkhannock, Pamela and her husband Peter Monka of Wilkes-Barre and Megan and her husband John Nargoski of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Kristen Lanzilotta, Phillip Scavone, Albert, Adam and Austin Vosburg, Erin McGavin, Peter Monka, Brynn and John Nargoski; great-grandchildren, Phillip Declan and Teagan Scavone, and Drew and Dani Lanzilotta; siblings, Catherine Masters, Patrick Scavone, Donald Scavone, Rose Mary Capone, Richard Scavone, John Scavone, Linda and Leonard Scavone; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Celebration of Phil’s Life will be led by Reverend James C. Quinn on Thursday at 10 AM at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park in West Wyoming.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM.

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