Robert L. Spagnola

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Robert L. Spagnola, 91, of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, died Saturday evening, May 26, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Miners Mills, Bob was the son of the late Anthony and Virginia Picarelli Spagnola.

He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Plains Township, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a former member of St. Francis Church, Miners Mills, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and the choir and now is a member of St. Benedict's Church, Parsons.

Bob was a founding member of the Triangle Club, Miners Mills, and served as its manager for many years.

Bob was well known for his wonderful voice, singing at family and friends' weddings and funerals, and he also sang in many minstrels throughout the Wyoming Valley.

He was employed by Wilkes-Barre Area School District as a bus driver and retired as the district's bus dispatcher.

Bob and his wife, the former Marian Ploplis, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12, 2012.

Bob was preceded in death by his son. Anthony; granddaughter. Anne Marie; sister, Rosa Spagnola; brothers, Morris, Dominick, Nicholas, Anthony, John, Harry and Joseph Spagnola.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Marian, are his daughters, Mary Carol Spagnola, Plains Township; Terese Williams and husband, Ric, Montgomery; grandchildren, Brian and wife, Linda, Michael, Scott, Melissa and Jessica Spagnola; great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Santino (Sonny); nephews and nieces.

The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Miners Mills Triangle Club Youth Activity Fund.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from May 28 to May 29, 2012
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