In Memory of Nicholas M. Taddei Jr.

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Nicholas M. Taddei Jr., 82, of Carverton Heights, surrounded by family, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Helen Redmerski Taddei, to whom he demonstrated his unconditional love until his last breath. Nick was born in the Hilldale section of Plains Township on August 8, 1927, a son of the late Nichola and Anna Taddei, formerly of Wyoming. He was a graduate of the Wyoming Memorial High School, class of 1946, and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a tractor-trailer driver for numerous trucking firms and retired from Direct Transit in 1989, and still continued driving until 2007 at the age of 79, finishing up his career at Genmark, of Exeter. Mr. Taddei was a member of the Local 401 Teamsters, American Legion, and the VFW Post 396, Wyoming. Nick was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church of West Wyoming. He enjoyed stockcar racing, being Santa Claus at Christmas, watching his grandchildren play sports, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents and brother Donald Taddei, and nephews Ronald Taddei and Mark Redmerski. He is also survived by daughter Pam Slavinski and her husband, Bill, West Wyoming; son Wayne, Edwardsville; grandchildren Brian Slavinski and his wife, Jen, Mountain Top; Shannon Moore and her husband, Justin, Tampa, Fla.; and Brandon Slavinski, Schwenksville; four great-grandchildren, Paige, Maddox, Brennan and Trevor; brothers Rudy Taddei and his wife, Dolores, Wyoming; John Taddei and his wife, Dorothy, Hazleton; and Gene Taddei and his wife, Mary, Delaware; as well as nieces, nephews and great-nephews too numerous to name.

We would like to thank the staff on 8 East and 6 South of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their compassion and service above and beyond. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, Attn: Memorials, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045, or online using the form below.

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute mission is to improve the quality of men’s lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.

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