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Burton Berrettini

February 20, 1939 — April 29, 2021

Burton C. Berrettini of Dallas passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2021,
with his wife Nancy by his side.

Born in Pittston on February 20, 1939, Burt was raised in Dallas and was the son
of late Primo and Pauline Saporito Berrettini. He graduated from Westmoreland
High School and spent his freshman year at King's College. He then enlisted in the
United States Air Force and was stationed in Massachusetts, Florida and Bien Hoa,
Vietnam. Burt volunteered and became a member of the 1st Air Commando Group
that was the first operational unit in Vietnam in November of 1961. He was very
proud of having been able to serve his country.

Burt returned to King's College to complete his Bachelor's degree in Economics
graduating in 1965. During his college years he enjoyed acting in many plays and
at one time considered becoming an actor. He began his business career at
Dupont in Seaford, Delaware, then worked for InterMetro Industries in Wilkes
Barre for 20 years as Director of Purchasing, traveling the U.S, South America,
Europe and Asia. At age 50, he founded Penn Marketing Co, Inc., as a
manufacturing sales agency representing both carbon and stainless steel wire
mills. He also provided representation for Sarrstahl AG in Germany for fourteen
years selling tire cord rods and wire rods to companies in the U.S. including
Bridgestone and Goodyear. His wife later joined him in the company and they
worked together until his retirement at age 78.

He was a member of the George M. Dallas Lodge # 531, Irem Shrine, Air
Commando Association and served on the board at the United Rehabilitation

Burt began playing golf as a teen and continued throughout his life scoring his
hole in one on March 25, 1994. An athletic person, he enjoyed running,
racquetball and at one time played semipro football. A lifelong Philadelphia Eagles
fan, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Burt loved horses and it was a thrill for
him the week he spent on a ranch in Montana working as a real cowboy.

On February 20, 2004, Burt married Nancy, the love of his life and best friend.
They were the light in each other's lives and shared everything together, love,
laughter and a sense of adventure. Both looked forward to driving to Siesta Key,
Florida during the winter for many years, enjoyed trips to the Caribbean, France,
Germany and traveled extensively in the states. Highlights include visiting Pearl

Harbor, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and many national parks, Cheyenne
Frontier Days Rodeo in Wyoming, and the Rose Bowl and Tournament of Roses
Parade. They also visited Italy many times, enjoying Venice, Rome, Tuscany, the
Amalfi coast, Sicily and were fortunate to spend time with cousins from both sides
of Burt's family in Perugia and Sicily.

Burt had great enthusiasm for life, was a giving person and loyal friend. But most
important, he was a loving father who supported his children whether it was
being a mini football coach, hockey dad or just being there for them. Burt had a
passion for cooking and it gave him great pleasure to cook for others. He was well
known for his ravioli made from his grandmother's recipe, with of course, his own
sauce. He will truly be missed by all.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sister, Elizabeth Moore and
brother, Bruce Berrettini.

He is survived by his loving wife and devoted caregiver, the former Nancy Kleban,
his children, daughters Susan {Marc}Magnotta, Forty-Fort, Nina {Paul}Schroder,
Richmond, Virginia and son B.J. {Erika}Dallas and eight grandchildren. Also,
surviving are nieces, nephews and his mother-in-law, Margaret Kleban, sister-in
law and husband, Joan and Bill Kingsbury and family.

His wife extends a special thank you for all the compassion and care given to Burt
by Dr. Eric Smith, Scranton and the Interventional Radiology Department at CMC
in Scranton.

A private mass of Christian burial was held at the Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas
with Reverend Father Daniel Toomey officiating and interment with military
honors at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the following: Wounded
Warriors Project and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 memorial Highway, Dallas, PA. 18612. Online condolences may be sent to

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