Louis Cella, 67, of Harding, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.
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, retiring in Dec. 2012.
Louis' hobbits 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, advisor or worker. Louis' legacy is his deep love for his family and friends.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his brother, Anthony.
Surviving Louis is his wife of 41 years, Vita (Anzelmo); sons, Lou, Harding, and Mario and his wife, Stacy, Dallas; his two "baby dolls," his grandchildren, Giavanna and Nico, Dallas; sisters, Sandra, Mary Ann and Lucille, West Pittston; his two granddogs, Nittany and Bruschi.
Louis' family wishes to thank the staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger Danville and the John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital for their compassionate care.
Funeral will be held at noon Saturday 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 Msgr. John Sempa officiating. Interment will be in Mount View Cemetery, Harding. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army or to the Red Cross.
Recupero Funeral Home
406 Susquehanna Ave West Pittston, PA 18643
Published in Times Leader on June 21, 2013