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Elmer (Shorty) Vecchi

February 29, 2024 — August 24, 2019

August 24, 2019

ELMER (SHORTY) VECCHI, 92, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Saturday in his home.

Elmer was born in Scranton on February 20, 1927. He was the son of the late Dominick and Elizabeth Vecchi. He moved to Hoboken, NJ at the age of 16. He worked for public service Transportation as a mechanic and later became a driver. The company changed names from Transport of NJ and now currently NJ Transit. He was employed by NJ Transit for 42 years were he was awarded several safety awards with a perfect record. He then retired to Wilkes-Barre with his wife Regina who preceded him in death in 2011. He was employed part-time with a few positions during his retirement. He was an active member of the VFW of Dupont and the Elks Club of Weehawken, NJ.

Elmer is survived by his beloved children; Thomas, Wyoming; Donald Vecchi and his wife Joan, Littleton, CO; Dominic Vecchi and his wife Sharon, North Bergen, NJ: Regina Schelener and her husband Joe of Santa Clarita, CA; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Blessing service will be held Friday at 10am in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc. 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming with the Rev. Peter Tomczak of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming officiating.

Interment will be in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Thursday 6-8PM in the funeral home.

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