Albert "Boo" E. Sarti, 77, of Duryea, was relieved of his post on this earth to jitterbug his way through the gates of heaven 15th of March, 2021, at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose Menichiello Sarti. He was educated in the Pittston School system. Albert served with courage and distinction in the U.S. Army 11th Light Infantry Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) in the Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam, where he was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star with "V" device for his heroism in combat. He continued his military service in the 2nd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. Albert worked for many years at Superior Fireproof Door & Sash of Scranton where he was a member of Carpenters Industrial Union. Prior to retirement, he was last employed at T.P. Corporation of Duryea.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and friend, who will be missed greatly. Albert loved classic cars, and enjoyed attending car shows and cruises in his 1955 Mercury Montclair. He could often be found hanging around the garages of his good friends Buddy Wilson and Billie Patterson. He was a connoisseur of oldies rock 'n' roll music and Elvis was truly "the king". He loved to dance, and if you asked he'd tell you he was the best to ever step on the floor at St. Rocco's church hall. His daughters have fond memories of taking Dad to the Joe Nardone and the All Stars reunion concert, where he danced them out of their shoes. He was a man of seemingly limitless energy, who could never sit still for very long. In his later years, he could often be found on his front porch waiting to show off his latest painting project and enjoying the sun. He was an avid NY Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
At times, Dad's grumpy could only be matched by his obstinate. Dad was a strict disciplinarian, but he raised us the best way he knew, taught us right from wrong, that family sticks together, and was always there to help his family in any way he could. For his daughters, that sometimes meant his own brand of "field expedient engineering" often involving duct tape or refusal to read the assembly instructions, and for his son, having the loudest Dad in the stands at baseball games. He relished being Pop Pop to his grandchildren who will always have memories of "Doughnut Day" and "Pop Pop, do the monster!"
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bernice Roberts Sarti, who managed to put up with him in one form or another for 47 years of marriage. As the ninth of ten siblings, he was preceded by brothers Dominic, Joseph, Guidon (Guy), Phillip, James and John Sarti; sisters Mary Steidl, Ann Sarti and Theresa Jerock, his much loved nephew, Dominic Sarti Jr., and loyal companion "Buddy".
He is survived by son, Albert John (AJ) Sarti of Pittston Township; daughters Lori Spencer and companion Kevin Lescavage of Exeter; Sandy Romanuski of Duryea; Nicole and husband Ronald Vogel of Jenkins Township; Karen and husband Matthew Reed of Scranton; grandchildren John Romanuski, Glenn Davis, Ethan, Mia and Ella Sarti, Carter and Kinsley Reed; great grandson Lucca Davis; sisters-in-law Gwen, Julie, Sharon and Gerri Sarti; brother-in-law Leonard Roberts and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston and Interment, St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Twp.. Military honors will be conducted by AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston, (Port Griffith). (Please be aware that CDC guidelines will be in place with masks and social distancing required.)
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Wilkes-Barre Office, 57 N Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.