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Dr. Matthew J. Soranno D.M.D.

Friday, April 7, 1961Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dr. Matthew J. Soranno D.M.D., 56, a resident of Forty Fort, passed into eternal life on Saturday morning, September 23, 2017, at Celtic Healthcare Hospice, Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, following a lengthy illness.

He was born and raised in Dunmore and attended Dunmore High School, the University of Scranton and Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia.  He practiced his dentistry in Exeter for 30 years and finished his career in Kingston, working alongside his lifelong friend, Dr. Tony Pitelli.

Known as Matthew, Matt, Mattie, Dr. Matt or Dr. Soranno, he was the son of Mary Ann (Williams) Soranno, of Dunmore, and the late Matthew Soranno. 

In addition to his mother, Mary Ann Soranno, Matt is survived by his wife, Pattie Soranno, Forty Fort;  his step-daughter, Amy McCabe and her husband, Fuller, Jackson, Mississippi; his two step-sons, Eric and Sean Bieski, both of Nanticoke.  He also leaves behind his two great companions, his beloved St. Bernard’s, Molly and Diesel.

A dedicated and loving husband, step-father and son, Matthew had a big heart and a great sense of duty and humility.  He also loved his very loyal patients who appreciated his gentle touch and constant question of, “Are you okay?” during any procedure.  He truly went out of his way to make his patients comfortable with what is sometimes considered an uncomfortable part of life. He also had a truly special and dedicated staff who appreciated him as much as he appreciated them.

Traveling was another big part of his life, including trips made to West Virginia University to see his step-daughter, Amy, perform on the gymnastics team.  The coaches and entire team had a special place in their heart for him.  He felt most happy in Walt Disney World, truly the happiest place on Earth for him. Many of his friends and family experienced a window seat at Ohana’s after a fun filled day at the parks, watching the fireworks over Magic Kingdom. The many memories made at Disney will indeed live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones. Matt also enjoyed his trips to Las Vegas with his best friend and confidant, Dr. Paul Mancia. Dr. Mancia was a true friend to Matt and he was always there for him no matter what!

Matt was an avid golfer and was a member of the Huntsville Golf Club since its opening in 1994.

In September 2009, after one year of dialysis, his wife donated her kidney.  The transplant added another eight years to his life.  Matthew was a big believer in organ donations though unable to be a donor himself in the end. 

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9:30 AM, from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, officiating.

Private Interment will be in Saint Catherine’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Moscow.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s memory to the Gift of Life Donor Program, by visiting .

For additional information or to send Dr. Soranno’s Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home web-site

Service Date
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am

A viewing for Dr. Soranno will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 9:00 and 9:15 AM on Friday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will serve as celebrant.  

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the funeral home.


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Pattie, family & staff: Sorry for your loss of Dr. Matt. We are so saddened upon hearing the news. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Kasisky family (Rob, Lori, Casey & Kelsey)
Patti, I am so sorry for your loss. Matt was one of a kind. I was one of Matts first patients.He would tell me stories of his father and mother. After his fathers passing he would tell me about taking care of his mother and the house. I offered my help and he was so moved at the offer. I considered him a friend and the very best Dentist I ever met. My offer to help goes out to you also. May Matt finally Rest In Peace Matt was the BEST. Ray Arzente
To Pattie and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to all. David Marlowe
We are so very saddened by the loss of this wonderful man. We always enjoyed our appts with him because of his kindness and gentleness. He will truly be missed. Prayers for him and his family and friends. Arlene Kuharchik
Sweet Pattie. So sorry for your great loss. Prayers for you. "God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God" (Matthew 5:8 NLT). Laura Frable
Dr. Soranno, I cannot believe you are no longer with us. You were a perfect gentleman and will be truly missed and will always be remembered. We say goodbye to our wonderful Dentist. Shirley Spangenberg
To the family of Matthew Soranno, We are very sad to hear of Matthew's death. We send our deepest condolences to his Mother, Mary Ann; his wife, Patti; and other members of his family. Donato and Anne Marie Soranno
Pat, Family & Staff: Words cannot express how sad we feel. He was a gentle soul, kind, concerning and dedicated. He will be sorely missed. He was our dentist for over 30 years, and he was our friend. We cry because we miss him, but now he is free of pain. May God have mercy on his soul and may God bless you and give you strength. Love, Cookie, Jude & The Kolessar Family
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Soranno. He was a wonderful dentist as well as a person. My children loved going to the dentist because of him. He was so caring and thoughtful. We lived behind his practice for many years and he would always comment that he saw my kids playing outside. Such a dear sweet man, he will be truly missed. I never realized how much suffering he went through because he always had a smile on his face. My deepest sympathies to his wife, children and his wonderful staff. Julianne Astolfi
I am so sorry to hear of Matt's (Dr Soranno's) passing. I was a patient, but also felt like a friend of his for about 30 years. He was not only a great Doctor but also a great person. I always looked forward to my appointments with him. He really took great care of me. He never did anything that wasn't necessary and he wouldn't let any other doctor he sent me too do it either. I left every appointment with a great big smile, and had many laughs while I was in the chair. I will miss him as I am sure he will be missed by many. Thanks for every thing Dr. Soranno, and yes "I'm O.K." and I hope you are too. Sincerely Michael Crane
For more than 30 years Dr. Soranno was my Dentist. However, over those 30 plus years, Matt became a friend and he will be missed. To Matt's family and staff, please know, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Anitamarie Bouteiller
Pattie, We are so sorry to hear about Matt. Ours thoughts and prayers are with you. I will forever cherish the golfing trips I was fortunate to have gone on with Matt. Traveling to Disney to golf or Myrtle Beach were always the highlight of my year and it was thanks to Matt. Good hearted guy who will be missed terribly. The world needs a lot more people with the character that Matt possessed. Jim and Francine

Dear Tom,

How can I ever thank you enough for leading us through our recent experience!

I have received so many compliments on the obituary for Mike; the Funeral Mass; and the Military Ceremony at the Cemetery. Your input made all of this possible!

Rose Kayrish and Family