Francis L. DiSante

Francis L. DiSante, 78, of Coaldale, died Sunday (July 13) in Rest Haven, Schuylkill Haven.

He worked for A.T. & T. for 25 years and was also a certified welder.

Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Gueseppi DiSante and Gaetana (DeLuca) DiSante.

He was of the Catholic faith.

A 1948 graduate of the former Coaldale High School, he was a Navy veteran.

Srviving are a sister-in-law, Doris DeSante of Reading Crest, Pa.; six nieces, Bonita, wife of James Allen Sr. of Pine Hill, N.J., Donna, wife of Joseph Etzel of Bernville, Karen, wife of George Kielman of Silver Springs, Md., Donna, wife of Ken Fritsch of Amarillo, Tex., Debbie, wife of Richard Armes of Katy, Tex., and Kathy Sheffy of Austin, Tex.; and a nephew, Joseph DeSante Jr., and his wife, Erin, of Reading Crest.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph DeSante Sr.; and three sisters, Marie Angela Sheffy, Anna Fink and Desiderata "Daisy" DiSante.

The E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.