Author Bob Pettinato presents copy of book to Lackawanna Historical Society

From left, Mary Ann Moran Savakinus, executive director of the Lackawanna Historical Society, and former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Pettinato, author of ‘At Our Own Pace: Love, Life, and Legendary Lackawanna Politics.’ - Submitted photo

SCRANTON — Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Bob Pettinato recently presented a copy of his memoir, “At Our Own Pace: Love, Life, and Legendary Lackawanna Politics” to the Lackawanna Historical Society. A program and book signing will be held in early 2018.

The book recalls an important era in the county’s development and tells a personal story about the forces that shaped the author’s life – his love for his wife Peggy, his successful career as a contractor, his days in office as Lackawanna County Commissioner and the places he’s been and people he has met along the way.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care, a foundation dedicated to supporting research into innovative treatments for and early detection of uterine/endometrial cancer — the disease that claimed the life of Pettinato’s wife. The foundation’s initial goal is to raise at least $100,000 to fund research activities being performed by nationally acclaimed medical scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

Copies of the book can be purchased online at BobPettinato.com or by calling 570-343-1159. For more information, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

From left, Mary Ann Moran Savakinus, executive director of the Lackawanna Historical Society, and former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Pettinato, author of ‘At Our Own Pace: Love, Life, and Legendary Lackawanna Politics.’
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_ABJ-LHS-Peggy.jpgFrom left, Mary Ann Moran Savakinus, executive director of the Lackawanna Historical Society, and former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Pettinato, author of ‘At Our Own Pace: Love, Life, and Legendary Lackawanna Politics.’ Submitted photo