In Recognition of Charles A. Adonizio as the Greater Pittston Person of the Yearby Representative Matt Cartwright
Posted on 2013-03-07
in the house of representatives
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the life and
contributions of Mr. Charles A. Adonizio III who I congratulate on
being recently named the Greater Pittston Person of the Year by the
Mr. Adonizio is the immediate past president of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce. He was selected for Person of the Year for his work in bringing the Hometown Heroes Memorial from idea to reality on the lawn of the chamber. The memorial honors the soldiers and police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, and another who was severely wounded, from the Greater Pittston area in the past decade.
Adonizio's roots in the Greater Pittston area run deep. He was born in Pittston, graduated from Pittston Area High School, and eventually took over the area family insurance company, Atlas Insurance Group in 1982, from his father, who founded it in 1938. He later added a separate company, Atlas Realty Inc., in 1988, and the two companies are headquartered in the Keystone section of Plains Township.
He married the former Karen Delaney of Hughestown and they have two children. Kristie Adonizio, 22, is student at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., and Chad Adonizio, 21, a student at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
In 2004, both of Adonizio's businesses received the Small Business of the Year award from the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce. He is president of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors, past director and president of the Greater Pittston YMCA and a founding director of Landmark Community Bank.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Charles Adonizio III on his life and contributions and on being named the Greater Pittston Person of the Year by the Pittston Dispatch.