Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Office Honored

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs once again recognized the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs staff with a service award for six consecutive years of outstanding recovery of veterans’ benefits claims processing. The office is ranked in the top 10 in the State.

Participating in the awards ceremony were, l-r, David Eisele, Veterans Services Officer; Steuart Bailey, Veterans Affairs Office Assistant; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Robert Tuffy, Veterans Affairs Director; Anissa Akulonis, Veterans Services Coordinator and Officer; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Veterans Affairs Department Volunteers Refurbish Jessup Tank

Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Department staff, Tobyhanna Army Depot Retirees Breakfast Club volunteers and Jessup Borough Officials stand in front of the refurbished tank located on Hill Street. The volunteers and Robert Tuffy, Veterans Affairs Director, provided all of the labor for the project. They scraped, primed, patched, painted and decorated the tank over a two-week period. Paint was donated by Sherwin Williams, South Scranton. The Borough cut down trees and brush for better viability and also handled the landscaping.

L-r, Jim Brunozzi, Jessup Council; Joe Rogan, Ed Commodario and Ed Moran, Tobyhanna volunteers; Jessup Mayor Beverly Valvano Merkel, Robert Tuffy, the County’s Veterans Affairs Director; and Bob Benjamin, Nick Colacicio, Ron Wassil, Bob Miscavage, George Atkinson, Rocco Valvano and Joe DeNero, Tobyhanna volunteers.