Celebrating the life of Albert James Visintainer, Jr.
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Born on September 9, 1926 in Mt. Carmel he was a son of the late Albert and Emma (Sandri) Visintainer.
Al was a 1944 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School.
He was a decorated World War II Army Veteran having served in the 82nd Airborne Division.
On November 25, 1954 in the former St. Peter’s Church, Mt. Carmel he married the former Henrietta Staskiel who survives with the late Msgr. Francis Dinkle presiding.
In 1960, Al with his late brother Louis Visintainer opened the motel, lounge and restaurant. During the nine years before that establishment, he worked for Albertini Motors, Mt. Carmel as a salesman, then managed the Hollywood Theatre, Mt. Carmel and then worked for TRW, Harrisburg.
In 1991, he had the opportunity of personally meeting Pope John Paul II while attending the beatification of Mother Pauline Visintainer in Florianopolis, Brazil. While he was there, he received a first class relic of his cousin, a piece of her finger, given to him by the superior of her order. Later, he was invited to her canonization in Rome, Italy on May 19, 2002 and again had a special audience with Pope John Paul II.
Al was a member of the former St. Peter’s Church, Mt. Carmel where he was an usher for over 40 years and currently was a member of Holy Angels Church, Kulpmont. He was also a member of the Mt. Carmel American Legion Post #91 where he served on the committee for the General James M. Gavin Memorial for the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a life member of the NRA and B.P.O. Elks, Mt. Carmel.
He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Rotary where he served as president in 1975 and later was the first and only Rotary District Governor District 7360 from Mt. Carme (1981-1982). Al was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award having been a Sapphire member of Rotary International.
Al was an original organizer of the Ed Romance Sports Hall of Fame, Mt. Carmel. He was a supporter of the Mt. Carmel Football players and hosted them at spaghetti dinners for many years and was also a member of the Mt. Carmel Boosters Club. He was also a season ticket holder of Mt. Carmel football for over 45 years.
He served as president of the Mt. Carmel Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of St. Pauline Center Board of Directors and was a member of St. Pauline Healing Heart of Jesus Society. He was treasurer of the Carmelite Over 50 Club and was a former member of the Tyrolean Club, Port Carbon.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 62 years, Henrietta Visintainer are one nephew, Louis Visintainer, Jr.; many other nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents and brother is one great niece.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday June, 2, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Holy Angels Church, Kulpmont with the Very Rev. Martin O. Moran, III as main celebrant. Entombment with military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. A viewing will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at the St. Pauline Visintainer Center, 1150 Chestnut St, Kulpmont.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Mother Pauline Visintainer Religious Foundation, P.O. 115, 1150 Chestnut Street, Kulpmont, PA 17834.
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mt. Carmel, PA, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.
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