Frank Dado

These are some of the descendants of Frank Dado, born April 1862, (or perhaps in Komlosa, Austria, on 23 September 1863, according to a death certificate, parents were John Dado and Anna Cucrara,) and possibly a brother to Simon Dado. If so, Frank was my great great uncle. Frank was married to Susan Krutz, who was born in February 1870. He died sometime between the 1920 and 1930 censuses. Some other sources indicate Susan's maiden name to be "Kurtz" but apparently that's a misspelling.

There is a John Krutz and family, presumably living nearby in 1900 census. Possibly her brother? An Eva Pelesko is mentioned in John Dado's obituary as his Aunt, and Eva was listed as the wife of John Krutz.

Children of Frank and Susan Dado Parents of Frank Dado

Peter Dado

Son of Frank Dado. Born 17 May 1888. According to Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, Peter was married to Julia Swetz on 01 Aug 1914. Julia was born about 1896 and was the daughter of Stephen and Mary Romco Swetz.

His obituary indicates he died around 17 September 1960 after a lingering illness. He operated a business in Hazelton, PA.

Children of Peter and Julie Dado

Marie Dado

Born about 1915, based on census records. Beauty Shop operator in Hazelton, PA 1960. Possibly never married.

Her Beauty Shop was advertised in the The Plain Speaker on 25 February 1956

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Obituaries for Marie [G.] Dado were posted on November 20, 2000 (Hazelton, PA Standard-Speaker) and November 21, 2000 (Wilkes-Barre, PA The Times Leader).

Sysoon also has information, indicating birth year 1915

The Times Leader MARIE DADO

Tuesday, November 21, 2000 Page: 12A

Marie Dado
Nov. 20, 2000
Marie G. Dado, 85, formerly of North James Street, Hazleton, died Monday at the Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Sheppton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Swetz) Dado. She was a 1932 graduate of Shenandoah High School and graduate of beauty school. She was a hairdresser and owned and operated a beauty shop in Hazleton at the Northeastern National Bank Building. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Sheppton.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Cameron; and companion, Earl A. Culp.

Surviving are her sister, Martha Lentini, Wilkes-Barre; brother, Peter, Sheppton; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Rosenstock Funeral Home, 229 W. Broad St., Hazleton, with a Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. The Rev. James Demko will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Helen Dado

Birth 21 Jan 1918 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Death 10 Aug 1984 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio Married Philip Cameron and resided in Columbus, OH in 1960, according to obituary of her Father Peter Dado.

Visited Peter Dado 12 June 1957

Philip Lewis Cameron

Birth 10 Mar 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Death 18 May 1978 in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio

Martha Marie Dado Lentini

4 February 1926 - 13 July 2007

Martha Marie Dado Lentini, Granddaughter of Frank Dado, married Joseph Alfonso Lentini on 24 Jul 1949.

Her obituary.

LENTINI, Martha, 1926-2007
Posted: 14 Jul 2007 5:59PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
From Wilkes-Barre PA Times Leader, July 14, 2007

Martha Lentini, formerly of South Sherman Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.

Born February 4, 1926, in Shepton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Swets) Dado. She was a graduate of Shepton High School, Class of 1944, and the Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Martha was employed as a nurse throughout Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre for many years prior to her retirement. She was also affiliated with Lentini’s Deli in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by brother, Peter Dado; sisters, Marie Dado and Helen Cameron. She is survived by daughter, Patricia A. Paciotti, of Laflin; sons, Dr. J. Charles Lentini, of Dallas, and James Lentini, of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jennifer Lentini, Andrea Paciotti, Daulton and Summer Lentini; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The family of Martha Lentini wish to thank Wyoming Valley Health Care Systems and all the specialists for their services.

Joseph A. Lentini 24 February 1920 - 22 June 2013


Dr. Joseph A. Lentini, 92, of Jenkins Township, passed away on Saturday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 24, 1921, a son of the late Bartolomeo and Brigida Gabriele Lentini. He was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, class of 1939, where he was a member of the 1938-1939 championship football and track teams. He was influential in introducing bowling at Coughlin High School and other Wilkes-Barre City schools.

He received his B.S. degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Ill.L in 1942. Dr. Lentini served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. During this time his ships experienced nine typhoons, one of which they went thought the eye. In 1945 he was fortunate to meet his brother, Michael, in Okinawa. He received the American Campaign Medal, the Asian Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and Naval Occupational Service Medal. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank Lieutenant J.G.

Following World War II, he entered Jefferson Medical College in 1947 and graduated with a Medical Degree in 1951. He served his residency at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where he served on the staff for 40 years as a general practitioner and in the Department of Obstetrics, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Luzerne County Medical Society. Throughout his medical career, he routinely donated his medical services to various community sports teams and other organizations. In the treatment of numerous patients and deliveries of hundreds of babies, Dr. Lentini touched the lives of many in our community.

He was a member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club for more than 55 years. He was an avid golfer, having three holes-in-one to his credit and shot an 81 at the age of 86. Besides golfing with his beloved wife and friends, he enjoyed retirement by reading, visiting with family and friends, and playing cards with his neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Nell Krajcik and Jane Bartorillo and by his brothers, Michael and Angelo Lentini.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Edith Rose Hughey Lentini; daughter: Patricia Ann Paciotti and her husband, Joseph, Laflin; sons, Dr. J. Charles Lentini, and Theresa Belinski, Dallas; James Lentini and his wife, Gail, Bear Creek; stepdaughter Amy Stein and her husband, James, Fayetteville; stepson attorney Jonathan Comitz and his wife, Kelly, Dallas; Louise Lentini and Steve Killian; grandchildren, Andrea Paciotti, Jennifer McSurdy and her husband, Jake; Jeffrey Lentini; Summer and Dalton Lentini; Evan Joseph and William Stein, Samuel, Carolyn and John Comitz.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Welsh Presbyterian Church, 74 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. William S. Davies, pastor of the Bellvue Presbyterian Church in Gap, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Dr. Lentini's obituary at

Published in Times Leader from June 23 to June 25, 2013

J. Charles Lentini

5 October 1953 Facebook
Former spouse Louise G Gumienny
Spouse? Theresa Belinski and Facebook
Daughter Jennifer Lentini McSurdy
wedding announcement

Published: April 10, 2011

Jeff Dietz photography Image

Jennifer B. Lentini and Jacob D. McSurdy were united in marriage Oct. 2, 2010, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Plymouth, by the Very Rev. Thaddeus Dymkowski.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. J. Charles Lentini, Dallas and Louise G. Lentini, Jenkins Township. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Joseph A. Lentini; the late Martha Lentini and the late Joseph and Wanda Gumienny.

The groom is the son of Martha McGuire, Shenandoah and the late David McSurdy. He is the grandson of Thomas McSurdy; the late Catherine McSurdy and the late Martin and Anna Stepulitis.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her cousin, Andrea Paciotti, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen McSurdy and Jillian McSurdy, cousins of the groom; Kaitlyn McSurdy, sister of the groom; Carolyn Deegan and Angela Mushinsky, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Alexis Leonard.

The groom chose his brother, Martin Christian, as his best man. Groomsmen were Jeffrey Lentini, brother of the bride; Daniel McSurdy, brother of the groom, and David Ermak, Michael Leonard and Andrew Eckert, friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Ace Christian, nephew of the groom.

An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the mother and stepfather of the groom at Wyoming Valley Country Club, Wilkes-Barre. The bride and groom were honored at an engagement party given by Joseph and Patricia Paciotti at their home in Laflin.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. She is a 2007 graduate of Wilkes University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration/marketing. She is employed as a marketing assistant by Mrs. T's Pierogies, Shenandoah.

The groom is a 2001 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School. He is a 2005 graduate of Wilkes University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2007. He is employed as an accountant by Coventry Health Care, Harrisburg.

The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico. They reside in Harrisburg.

James Lentini

Wilkes-Barre, PA
Spouse Gayle Lentini
Son Daulton Lentini
Daughter Summer Lentini

Patricia Lentini Paciotti

Spouse Joseph Paciotti
Daughter Andrea Paciotti

Peter Dado

Birth 22 May 1928 in Sheppton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Death 13 Aug 2003 in Sheppton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Spouse Justeen "Jean" Semanchyk

Justeen "Jean" Dado

Jean Dado, nee SEMANCHYK, was mentioned in an obituary for her brother THEODORE (TEDDY) SEMANCHYK and also in an article about another brother Captain John Semanchyk. No mention was made of Jean's husband, but subsequent research indicates she is Peter Dado's wife.

Deborah Dado

Birth 30 Oct 1957 in Pennsylvania

Michael Dado

Born 27 Oct 1889. Died possibly before 1938, since he is not mentioned in brother John's obituary as living. Living in household of Frank Dado at 1920 Census. A Pennsylvania Death Certificate exists for birth year 1889, death year 1921, found via search on, Schuylkill county.

Susan Dado Sarno

Married Joseph Sarno on 31 Aug 1912.

References to various children in this 1956 newspaper


Joseph Sarno

In the 1900 Census, there is a Joseph Sarno, May 1855 and (presumably) his sons John (Jan 1882) and Joseph Jr. (May 1884) living in the household of Joseph Lukash. Joseph Sr. is indicated as B-in-Law, presumably brother of Annie Lukash.

It would appear that the one who married Susan Dado was Joseph Jr.

However, in the 1940 census Joseph is indicated as being born about 1889

Joseph Sarno

Probably one of these

Franklin G. Sarno

Birth: 5 Mar 1916
Death: 4 Nov 1992 Probably was married to Dorothy Sarno

Mary Sarno Sedor/Vislusky

Born March 23, 1919 in Pennsylvania. Married Michael Sedor (b. 1917 of John Sedor and Helen Nuss) on 16 Jul 1938. Died May 18, 1988.

Susan Sarno Ripa

1921 - 05 May 2009

Granddaughter of Frank Dado. Married Alfonso Louis Ripa on 23 Nov 1941.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Al Ripa; broth­ers, Joseph and Frank Sar­no; and a sister, Mary Vis­lusky.

Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Simasek and her husband, Ronald, of McA­doo; sons, Al Ripa and his wife, Gail, of Brunswick, Maine; and Jacob Ripa and his wife, Donna, of Drums; grandchildren, Ron Simasek, Tracy Paz, Kristen Leonard, Garrett Ripa, Dom Ripa and Bree Pohida; great-grand­children, Ryan, Neil, Devin, Alexis and Bryn; a sister, Julie Capik, of New Jersey; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Sarno of Harrisburg; sister-in-law, Teresa Ripa of Hazleton and several nieces and nephews. Children

Sandra Simasek

Great-granddaughter of Frank Dado
Ron Simasek
Feature article about the Badlees, with drummer Ron Simasek, great-great-grandson of Frank Dado. His mother is Sandra Simasek, daughter of Susan Ripa.

Julie/Julianne Sarno Capik

Born October 17, 1921 Children

Julie Capik Piccirelli

Born May 26, 1956. Married to Lou Piccirelli.

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Christopher Picirelli
Joey Picirelli
Alysa Picirelli

Joe Capik


Mary Capik-Raso


John Dado

Born June, 1896 (Obituary indicates 1898). Presumably unmarried.

DADO, John, 1898-1938
Posted: 30 May 2009 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
From Hazleton PA Plain Speaker, Wed. Nov. 2, 1938

John Dado, aged 40, of Sheppton, single and a World war veteran died at 2:30 this morning in the Locust Mountain Hospital at Shenandoah from injuries sustained at 12:30 am when he was struck by an automobile driven by Fred Correale, of 521 Carson street, this city while he was walking along the Sheppton highway. He suffered fractures of both legs and internal injuries. Mr. Correale accompanied by hs wife Lena and his brother-in-law, Louis D. Blass, of 525 Carson street, Hazleton, were traveling in the direction of Shenandoah. Privates J.R. Krushinsky and V.F. Gaz members of the local detail of state motor police and officers of the Frackville state motor police investigated. Mr. Dado resided in Sheppton practically all his life. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church at that place. Surviving him are one brother, Peter Dado and a sister, Mrs. Susan Sarno, both of Sheppton. Two aunts, Mrs. Eva Palesko, of Stockton and Mrs. Anna Francisko, of Duryea also survive. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning from the home of his sister, Mrs. Susan Sarno of Sheppton. A requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's church at Sheppton an interment will be made in the parish cemetery.

Mary Dado

Daughter of Frank Dado. Born 1899. Presumably died prior to 1938.