CLARKS SUMMIT — John Paul Lomeo, Clarks Summit, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in VNA Hospice Unit,at Geisinger Community Medical Center with his loving wife and cherished children at his bedside.
He was the husband of the former Edith Mae Neary. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past July 29.
Born in Clarks Summit, he was the son of the late Sam and Viola (Farino) Lomeo. He resided most of his life in South Abington Township, having lived out of the area for 10 years. He was a 1944 graduate of Clarks Summit Joint High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army for four years, having served three years in Germany. He had been active in the U.S. Army Reserves for more than five years, and served 25 years with the Navy Seabees Battalion. He owned and operated the family excavating company for many years and later he worked as a consulting engineer.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, the Chinchilla Hose Company, where he had served as fire chief for more than 11 years having held various other offices. He was active in organizations with his children and was an organizing member of the Abington Astro's Pee-Wee Football organization.
John's happiest moments were the good times shared with the love of his life, his family. He always enjoyed the summers in Canada with his family.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas, Joseph and wife Lisa all of Clarks Summit; two daughters Margaret Lomeo-Jeffrey and husband Al, Dalton; Judy Mackiw and husband Michael, Alexandria, Va.; nine grand children; nine great-grandchildren; a brother Robert, South Abington Township; three sisters Marie Dominiak, Clarks Summit; Jean Kosinski, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Josephine Supinski, Clarks Summit; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son Kevin and daughter-in-law Debra Lomeo; two brothers Joseph and Samuel Lomeo.
The funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 19 with Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Scott Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township, 113 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla, PA 18410 For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com.