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Diano D Merusi

Plains, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 May 1997 (aged 81)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100148754 · View Source
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Diano D. Merusi, 82, of Plains Township, died Wednesday at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Plains Township, he was son of the late Joseph and Clementina Beccaris Merusi.

He graduated from Plains Memorial High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a master sergeant with the 79th Infantry Division.

He was inducted into the Plains Hall of Fame in 1991 and had played professional baseball for the Charleroi baseball team of the Penn State League; a team in North Carolina; the Vistate League; and the Vicksburg, Miss. team of the Cotton State League in the late 1930s.

He coached little league baseball in Plains Township for many years.

He was employed by Jay Dee Department Store, Plains, for more than 20 years, and also by the Boston Store, Wilkes-Barre, and Jewelcor, Edwardsville.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Plains.

He was a member of the American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, Plains.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margaret Wachila, in 1996.

Surviving are a son, Donald, Ellington, Conn.; and a sister, Dolores Jones, Plains.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with Fr. Robert Burnett officiating.

Military services will be conducted by members of the Plains American Legion.

Interment will be in the St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Dallas.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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