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Phillip Struzzeri Sr.

Phillip Struzzeri Sr., 72, of Jenkins Twp., passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, June 24, 2022, at home. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Reginald and Mary Jackakonius Struzzeri. Phil was a member of St. Mark’s Church, Jenkins Twp. He was a graduate of the Milton Hershey School. After high school, he attended Bloomsburg University and majored in education and medical transcription. After attending Bloomsburg University, he attended Marywood University where he received his master’s degree.

Phil played hockey for the Hershey Bears and was an avid hockey fan. He enjoyed watching the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Before the arena was built, and a hockey team came to the area, Phil and his brother, Simon, and several other men, had a local hockey team that traveled and played in a league.

Phil was very active in local politics. He served for eight years on the Pittston Area School Board, was a member of the Democratic National Committee and also was the chairman of the local Democratic party. He was a member of the Inkerman Men’s Club, Lithuanian Club, Italian Club and the IEC.

He was preceded by his son, Phillip Struzzeri Jr., in 2015; brothers, Reggie, Michael and Simon. Phil is survived by his wife, the former Julia Milcavage. They would have been married 47 years this coming October. He was also survived by son, Michael, Pittston; daughter, Nina Marie Struzzeri, Pittston; sister, Dolores Lemardy, Exeter; three grandchildren and several niece and nephews.

Condolences can be left at the funeral home’s website at Howelllussi.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 and the Prescription assistant fund at the Medical Oncology Associates at 382 Pierce St. Kingston, PA 18704.

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