From Hazleton PA Standard-Speaker, Thurs. July 28, 2005
Josephine Pillonato, 60, formerly of Lee Court, Hazleton died Tuesday morning at the home of her nephew, Mark Davidovich, Rear 447 W. Broad St., Hazleton. She was born in Hazleton, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Bizzari) Salko. She was a member of St. Gabriel R.C. Church, Hazleton. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were three sisters, Maryann Dolesky, Helen Halechko and Dolores Halderman; and two brothers, Wassil and Michael Salko. Surviving are four children, Raymond, of Weatherly; Louis, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Brian, of Wilkes-Barre; and Curtis, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Surek, of Manville, N.J.; Dorothy Rizzo, of Bridgewater, N.J.; and Marie Davidovich, of Junedale; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 9:30 am in St. Gabriel's R.C. Church, North Wyoming Street. Interment will follow in Ss. Peter and Paul's B.C. Cemetery, New Coxeville. Arrangements are under the direction of Frank J. Bonin, Funeral Home, 542 N. Wyoming Street, Hazleton.