Rich was born on July 6, 1945 in Newark, NJ, son of the late Walter and Irene (Stravinsky) Carlonas. He was a 1963 Scranton Central High School graduate and was a 1967 graduate of the University of Scranton. For many years Rich was the Spanish teacher for the Troy Area High School, and was also the girls’ softball and boys’ basketball coach. He was also a PIAA Softball Umpire and Basketball Referee. Rich served his community in the Troy Lions Club and was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Course.
Calling hours were held, January 22, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Troy, and again on January 23 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton. The Mass of Christian Burial to honor Rich’s life was held at the conclusion of the visitation at the church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Kutch officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rich’s memory to the Trojan Booster Club P.O. Box 164 Troy, PA 16947 or to St. Michael’s Parish 106 North Washington Street Canton, PA 17724.
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