Carman Joseph Minniti, 85, of 130 E. Independence St., Shamokin, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township. Carman was born in Mount Carmel, Pa., on June 6, 1927, a son of the late Margaret (James) and Vincenzo Minniti.
Carman graduated from St. Edward Catholic High School, Shamokin. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
On May 21, 1955, at St. Edward Church, Shamokin, Pa., he married Eva Caroline (Fetterman) Minniti, who preceded him in death on June 28, 1996.
Carman Joseph Minniti
Mr. Minniti was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Williamsport, Pa., and later worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory, Shamokin, Pa.
He was a parishioner of Mother Cabrini Church where he also served as an usher. While previously residing in Williamsport, he was a parishioner of Ascension Church, was a coach in the Old Lycoming Little League and enjoyed being a bus driver for the Williamsport School District.
Carman is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Terry M. and David Barnhart, of Lewisberry, Pa., and Melissa K. and Joseph Banik, of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark S. and Linda Minniti, of York, Pa., and Matthew J. and Cheryl Minniti, of Mentor, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Bryan and Christopher Minniti, Dan and Rachel Barnhart, Nicole, Vince and Michael Minniti, and Kelly and Tony Banik; and a sister, Louise Bielski, of Coal Township, Pa.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. at James Kelley Funeral Home, 1001 W. Arch Street at Maple Street, Coal Township, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mother Cabrini Church, 200 N. Shamokin Street at Webster Street, Shamokin, Pa., at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, with a Mother Cabrini Parish Friar officiating. Interment will follow Mass at St. Edward Cemetery, Coal Township, Pa. Due to his loving wife Eva's affliction with Alzheimer's Disease, the family requests memorial contributions be made as an expression of sympathy to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or online at www.alz.org.