Robert J. Sompel, 70, of Forty Fort, formerly of West Pittston, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at home.
Born in West Pittston, son of the late Andrew Sompel and Anna Lacomis, he attended West Pittston High School and was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish in West Pittston.
Robert was employed by Labor Local 215 in Scranton and was a proud member of the Polish Falcons Club of Dupont, and the Wilkes-Barre Township Post 815 Association.
Robert enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and the beach and also loved his pizza and his sit-downs with the Paper shop. He also loved listening to his favorite band, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew; a sister, Dolores (Sue) Lagoda; and his beloved grandson, Matthew Montagna.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Diane Montagna and her husband, Chris, Jenkins Township; son, Robert Jr., Avoca; daughter, Karen Thompson, Drums; former wife, Louise DePascale; sisters, Dorothy Adrian, West Pittston; Anna Valentina (Nancy) Williams, Prospect Park; Geraldine Young and her husband, Rex, Moundsville, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas; several nieces and nephews; companion, Geraldine June; and many friends.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish (Immaculate Conception Church), West Pittston.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.