Nancy Resciniti Obituary (2022) – Forty Fort, PA

Dr. Nancy Jeanne Resciniti, VMD, 67, a former resident of Forty Fort and current resident of Mountain Top, was called to our Lord and his eternal resting place with her family by her side at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley MSICU on Friday February 29. 11, 2022, after struggling with multiple medical issues.

Born and raised in Trucksville, and graduating from Dallas High School in 1972, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

She married her loving husband of 47 years at Trucksville United Methodist Church, of which she was a parishioner, on October 5, 1974. Prior to her marriage, she had received her certification as a Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT) and was employed by several Wyoming Valley Hospitals. Not only did she excel as a CRTT, but she was also employed as a day adjunct teacher at Luzerne County Community College – Respiratory Therapy Program in Nanticoke for several years.

In 1988 and after 15 years of service at the CRTT, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. During her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Large Animal and Dairy Science. Soon after, she entered the University of Pennsylvania – School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1996. After graduating as a veterinarian, she practiced at various regional veterinary hospitals including the Citywide Animal Clinic in Dickson City, the White Haven Veterinary Hospital in White Haven. and the South Mountain Animal Hospital in Mountain Top. Her treatment tactics have always surprised her clients, as she regularly goes down to the ground to level herself with the animal and gain its trust before helping it.

She loved to travel and attended many PGA Tour events with her husband, was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan and really enjoyed trying new food recipes and gardening. She was a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and eventually reunited with her best friend and dog, Kramer.

She was predeceased by her mother, Wilma (Gordon) Collins, and stepfather, Kenneth Collins (Duryea).

She is survived by her husband, Dan Resciniti Sr. (Mountain Top), son, Dan Resciniti Jr., and wife Ginger (Lake Ariel), and daughters Nicole Resciniti (Alfalfa) and Gina; his grandchildren, Tyler, Madelyn, Isabella, Serena and Cooper; his brother, Alan Gordon, and his wife Terry (Avoca), and his nephews Alan (AJ) and James Gordon; his sister-in-law, Leslie and son Rick Resciniti (Binghamton, NY); his half-siblings, Kenneth, John, William, Patricia and Cathy Collins; his uncle William and aunt Marie Robbins (Berwick), with cousins ​​Pattie, Debbie and Billy.

She had a very large extended family and several cousins ​​in the Gordon, Resciniti/Mica, Robbins and Collins families.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in their honor for a cause that was very close to Nancy. On a recent trip to Kentucky, Nancy had the opportunity to visit Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, Ky., which provides a dignified retirement for Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. They receive no government funding and their operations survive solely on donations, grants, touring and annual fundraisers. Electronic donations can be made by visiting their website:, or by mail to Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

Please join us in celebrating Nancy’s life at Graziano Funeral Home, 700 S. Township Blvd., Pittston, PA 18640. Friends and family can call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 11 a.m. Friday, February 18, with a service and interment to follow immediately at NEPA’s Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.

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Published by Times Leader from February 13 to February 14, 2022.

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