Paul M. Lameo, 81, of Clarks Summit, Scranton and Raleigh, N.C., died Wednesday in the Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice Unit. His wife is Carole Fedysky Lameo, and the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 24, 2012.
Born in Scranton, he was the last of nine children of the late Paul and Josephine Leto Lameo. A 1949 graduate of Scranton Technical High School, he was an Army
veteran of the Korean War
, having served as a cannoneer with the field artillery of the 2nd Army as a corporal. For more than 50 years, Paul was self-employed in the flooring and rug business that he operated in Scranton and Raleigh. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Wake Forest, N.C., the VFW
, the American Legion and was a past commander of American Legion Post 108, as well as being a Lackawanna County sheriff's special deputy.
Paul was a loving husband, caring uncle, brother-in-law and loyal friend to many and was always there to lend a helping hand when he saw the need. Paul loved his church and had a great faith in God.
He is also survived by one specially loved nephew, Billy Fedysky, Scranton; one brother-in-law, William Fedysky Sr., Scranton; one daughter, Elaine; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Ricky Lameo; six sisters, Josephine Samsell, Ann Patrician, Margaret Lance, Nancy Patronick, Jeanette Lameo and Marie Polovitch; and two brothers, Sam and John Lameo.
His funeral will be on Monday, leaving at 9:15 a.m., from the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home, 254-268 Railroad Ave., West Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by Monsignor James McGarry, pastor. Interment with military honors will follow in Dunmore Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be on Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Condolences: www.chomkofuneralhome.com