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Schuylkill County Obituaries

🇺🇸 Daniel L. DiGiannantoni, 96 – Landed in Normandy the Day After D-Day

Mr. Daniel L. “Dan” DiGiannantoni, age 96, of State College and formerly of Mahanoy City, died Wednesday night at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center in Montoursville.

Born in Mahanoy City he was the son of the late Pasquale and Rose (Lattanzi) DiGiannantoni.

He was a 1941 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and a graduate of Williamsport Technical Institute in 1948.

An Army veteran of World War II he landed on the beaches of Normandy the day after D-Day and served with 148th Combat BN building bridges throughout Europe.

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He worked as a Mechanical Designer for the Applied Research Lab at Penn State University.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in State College. Preceding him in death were a brother William “Digi” DiGiannantoni, and sisters Mary Shovlin and Margaret Ivey.

Survivors include a brother Herman of Columbus Ohio as well as nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. William Linkchorst on Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Mahanoy Township.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning beginning at 10:30 AM.

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All attending must wear their mask. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit for more information.

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