Nicholas Pantella.........Times News

Nicholas Pantella, 94, of West Lehigh Street, Coaldale, formerly of New York City, Maryland and New Jersey, died Tuesday (May 13, 2008) in his home, He was the husband of the late Olga (Sachon) Pantella, who died in 2000.

Prior to retiring, he had been employed as a teacher for the Bernards Township School District in New Jersey.

Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late John and Agrapine (Chercheek) Pantella.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater.

The 1931 graduate of the former Coaldale High School earned a bachelor's degree in Education from New York University in 1950.

He was a member of the New Jersey Education Association and the Coaldale Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The last immediate member of his family, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Alex Pantella.

The August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, is in charge of arrangement