Louis Anthony Feola of Scranton died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former Jean Seymour.
Born in Scranton on Aug. 6, 1939, son of the late John and Philomena Scombordi Feola, he was educated in Scranton schools and was an Army veteran. He spent his life helping people and enjoyed working an cars. An accomplished musician, he loved playing the guitar. He was a self-proclaimed genius when it came to working with his hands; he was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only human being born without an appendix. He devoted his life to his family, he was loved and respected by all who knew him, and he will be dearly missed.
Also surviving are his children: son, Dr. John Patrick Feola, Alexandria, Va.; and two daughters, Theresa Feola Gonzales and husband, Julio, Scranton; and Miranda Feola, Scranton; stepdaughter, Patricia Doherty and husband, Tom, Dunmore; two stepsons, Roy Trivellin and wife, Mindy, Scranton; Woodie Noble and fiancée, Ruth Rieder, Scranton; four brothers, Christopher and wife, Mary Ann; Michael and wife, Patricia, and Vincent, all of Scranton; and James and wife, Lela, Texas; a sister, Catherine, Coffeeville, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Josiah Lee Bellamy; a brother, Joseph Feola; and sister, Rosemarie Feola.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Louis Feola Memorial Fund, 116 Meade Ave., Scranton, PA 18508. Visit www.solfanellifio rillofuneralhome.com for information, directions or to send an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on April 2, 2012