Dr. Charles R. Bacinelli

Fe­bru­ary 9, 2019

The Times-Tribune - - HEALTH&SCIENCE -

Dr. Charles R. Bacinelli, 65, of Madi­son Twp., died Satur­day at his home fol­low­ing a coura­geous battle with cancer. His wife of 44 years is the for­mer Deb­o­rah A. Bird.

Born July 11, 1953, in Ne­wark, N.J., he was the son of Winifred “Win­nie” (Smith) Bacinelli of Madi­son Twp. and the late Charles Bacinelli. Dr. Bacinelli was a 1971 grad­u­ate of North Po­cono High School, and a grad­u­ate of Mary­wood Uni­ver­sity. He re­ceived a mas­ter’s de­gree in so­cial work and his PH.D. in hu­man de­vel­op­ment and so­cial re­search, also from Mary­wood Uni­ver­sity.

Since 2009 Dr. Bacinelli has been em­ployed by Home Health Care Pro­fes­sion­als as man­ager of so­cial ser­vices and de­vel­op­ment. He has more than 30 years in di­rect care and man­age­ment in child wel­fare, home health care, hospice care, coun­sel­ing and pro­gram de­vel­op­ment. He was cur­rently serv­ing as pres­i­dent of the Lack­awanna County In­ter­a­gency Coun­cil, and was a mem­ber of the NEPA Ag­ing Net­work Al­liance’s board of directors. He was also in­stru­men­tal in de­vel­op­ing guide­lines and pro­grams for the Penn­syl­va­nia Statewide Adop­tion Net­work Pro­gram.

Dr. Bacinelli was a mem­ber of the Light of Christ Church in Jef­fer­son Twp. He was an ac­com­plished mu­si­cian, and was well known for play­ing gui­tar and key­boards with the band the “Vi­o­lent Rutaba­gas.” He was in­flu­enced early on by the band XS and was a clas­sic rock devo­tee, es­pe­cially in­flu­enced by his gui­tar idol Jimmy Page.

He will be dearly missed by his friends and his lov­ing fam­ily.

Sur­viv­ing in ad­di­tion to his wife and mother are his daugh­ter, Les­lie Ann Bacinelli, of Madi­son Twp.; his grand­sons, Colin Mc­goff and Thomas Mc­goff; his brother, Gary Bacinelli and his fiancée, Pa­tri­cia Ward, both of Madi­son Twp.; two sis­ters, Cathy Bacinelli, of Madi­son Twp.; and Deb­o­rah L. Bacinelli, of Bing­ham­ton, N.Y.; and cousins.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be con­ducted on Thurs­day at 5:30 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Fu­neral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, Pa., with the Rev. Pa­tri­cia Lee-frey as of­fi­ci­at­ing clergy.

Friends and fam­ily may call on Thurs­day from 2 to 6 p.m. at the fu­neral home.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Tay­lor, PA 18517.

Ar­range­ments by Duffy and Snowdon Fu­neral Home of Moscow. For on­line con­do­lences, please visit the fu­neral home’s web­site.

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