Vito F. Nepa Jr., 88, of Carbondale, died Wednesday after a brief illness. His wife of 66 years is Gladys Brighton Nepa of Lowestoft, England.
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Born in Carbondale on May 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Vito and Phillipina Chellino Nepa. He attended Carbondale Area schools. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Germany, France and England, where he met his beloved wife of 66 years, Gladys Brighton Nepa. Vito was a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
An avid golfer, he also enjoyed fishing and attending annual reunions with the 8th Army/Air Force Signal Corps of World War II.
Vito was a devout family man whose most cherished times were spent with his grandchildren.
He is also survived by a sister, Jean Scorzafava, Oneonta, N.Y.; a son, Alex Nepa and wife, Annette, Carbondale; two daughters, Anne Cicco, Carbondale; and Jean Nepa, Blue Bell; grandchildren, Fred and wife, Heather; Carrie, Alex and Candace Nepa; and Nick, Phil and Gina Cicco; four great-grandchildren, Sienna, Sean, Mason and Savannah Nepa; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Frederick Paul Nepa Sr.; three brothers, Carmino, Leo and Casmiro Nepa; and three sisters, Leda Nepa, Palmerina Nestico and Yvonne Mizok.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment will follow in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 74 N. Main St., Carbondale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 2, 2013