In Loving Memory of Albert "Cookie' Messina

Albert

Albert "Cookie" Messina

Scott Township October 18, 1945 ~ July 1, 2017 Date of Service:

Albert “Cookie” Messina, 71, a former resident of Dunmore, died suddenly Saturday.

He and his wife the former Donna R. Linso celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 2016.

Born in Scranton he was the son of the late Albert “Bart ”and Stella Krucar Messina.

He was a graduate of Dunmore High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

For many years he and his father operated Al’s Mobile station on Penn Ave. and Olive St., Scranton.

He served as a past master of the Peter Williamson Lodge F&AM #323, Scranton.

Al was a people person who was an extra class ham radio operator with many friends worldwide.

He enjoyed target shooting, motorcycle riding, and fishing. He will be missed by family, friends and  all who knew him.

Also surviving are a son Michael Messina Sr., Wells, Maine, grandchildren, Lauren Monahan and husband, Jamie, Marissa Messina and Michael Messina Jr.  A brother , Jake Messina and wife, Deborah, Maryland, nieces, nephews and cousins.

As per Al’s wishes all arrangements are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, 18411.

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Andy Phelan
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Condolences to the Messina family
Reply #4 on : Mon July 17, 2017, 00:22:30
I listened to AL ...W3AJM almost every night on shortwave radio at 3.933 mhz & 1.945 mhz and enjoyed his conversations & humor with the great men & women there ...I am dumbfounded & bummed at the loss of this great man that I only knew through listening to him on radio. I believe firmly that AL is with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ , may all those who knew All personally especially his family find comfort and peace in this fact. .... Please know that there are people out here in the midwest who only knew All through his Ham Radio conversations who sorely missed him gracing the microphone....
Andrew Phelan
150 Burnside Rd
North Branch, Michigan
48461
Bob Montalbano
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Re: In Loving Memory of Albert "Cookie' Messina
Reply #3 on : Fri July 07, 2017, 06:52:59
On behalf of the Dunmore High School class 1963
We send our condolences.
AL & IRMA MEONI
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CONDOLENCES TO DONNA MASSINA & FAMILY
Reply #2 on : Thu July 06, 2017, 21:25:59
WE WISH TO EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO DONNA & FAMILY. I KNEW AL WHEN HE HAD THE GAS STATION IN FRONT OF THE COMPANY I WORKED IN AND MY HUSBAND KNEW HIM AFTER HE MOVED BEHIND OUR HOME. HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
Andy Trinovitch
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Condolances
Reply #1 on : Thu July 06, 2017, 11:51:49
Donna,

I am so sorry to hear about Al passing away. He was a great man and I always enjoyed my conversations with him. We had a lot of laughs when we got together with Ritchie at the gun shows or other events.

He always had a smile and a quick joke to lift your spirits.

I will miss him terribly.