Louis Cella, 67, Harding, died Wednesday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley following a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vita (Anzelmo).
Born in West Pittston to the late Louis and Elvera Petrucci Cella, he graduated from West Pittston High School in 1964 and Wilkes-Barre Business College. In 1988, Louis graduated from College Misericordia with a degree in business administration. He was employed as a sales consultant at Bonner Chevrolet for 21 years and retired from Bonner Chevrolet in December.
Louis' hobbies were his family, his home and people. He had a warm and engaging nature and enjoyed nothing more than a robust and lively conversation. Louis was a tireless caretaker of his family, jumping into any project that needed a manager, adviser or worker. Louis' legacy is his deep love for his family and friends. He passed away surrounded by his loving family.
Louis' family wishes to thank the staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Geisinger, Danville, and the John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital for their compassionate care.
He is also survived by sons, Lou, Harding; and Mario and his wife, Stacy, Dallas; his two "baby dolls," his grandchildren, Giavanna and Nico, Dallas; his sisters, Sandra, Mary Ann and Lucille, West Pittston; and his two granddogs, Nittany and Bruschi.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Anthony.
The funeral will be held Saturday at noon from the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Harding, with Monsignor John Sempa, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Harding.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 until noon at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.