Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Wayne Minardi, 73, of Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Jacqueline R. (Zearfoss) Minardi. On Jan. 30, 2021, they would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.
Born in New York on July 22, 1947, he was the son of the late Michael and Barbara Minardi. Wayne retired as a CW 2 Officer from the U.S. Army, where he served as a helicopter pilot. Following his retirement, he worked for Era Aviation and was a pilot in the oil fields. After relocating to Pennsylvania, he then retired as a service technician from Frontier Communications (CTSI). Wayne enjoyed classical music, keeping up with the news, and talking politics. He loved spending time with his family most of all.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Janelle R., wife of Robert Reese, of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Danielle R. Yoder, wife of Chad Eberly, of Newmanstown, and Jill King, of Alaska; sisters, Irene Santiago, of Benicia, CA, Cynthia Callison, of Deltona, FL, and Lori Minardi, of Alabama; grandchildren, Cody, husband of Stephanie, Hannah, Shane, Dru, Alexander, Oliver, and Cooper; and great-granddaughter, Nora.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Rt. 72 & Camp Meeting Rd., Jonestown. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.