Anthony Fornataro, 66, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at home after a long illness.
He was born March 18, 1951, in Hazleton, a son of Daniel and Lucy (Feeney) Fornataro, who survive him.
He leaves behind his wife, Kathleen (Feist) with whom he shared 50 years of love, including 44 years of marriage and the joy of two children, Edward and Matthew.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by Edward and his wife Heather Wiley who reside in Ouray, Colo., and Matthew and his husband William Dooner who live in Washington, D.C. He is also survived by a brother, Daniel, who lives in McAdoo.
Fornataro graduated from Bucknell University in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree in English, and he taught English on the secondary level for seven years.
Thereafter, he formed a business with his father, and spent the rest of his working career as president of Energy Technologies, Inc., of Drums.
Beyond his family, which was his first priority in life, Fornataro was an avid amateur outdoor photographer who tried to instill an appreciation of the natural beauty around us so that it would be preserved.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Transitions, P.O. Box 170, Lewisburg, PA 17837, the Eastern Union County Supplemental Food Program, The First Baptist Church, 51 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837, or the John S. Wheatcroft Scholarship, Bucknell University, Gift Processing, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on August 30, 2017