James Robert Klepadlo, 45 of Honesdale, died Tuesday in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He was the husband of 14 years of Tara Lynn (Hess) Klepadlo, at home.
Born in Olyphant, son of Thomas S. and Barbara E. (Smith) Klepadlo, Lake Ariel, he was a lifelong resident of Wayne County.
Jim, along with his wife, owned and operated Klepadlo's Litening Auto Care Center in Newfoundland, Pa. For the past four and one half years.
Jim was a member of the BVM Queen of Peace Church, Hawley. He was a former member of the Newfoundland Rotary Club
and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
His family was the most important thing in his life, although he enjoyed playing golf, boating on Lake Wallenpaupack and even cutting grass.
In his business life he believed that service get money and that money does not get service. He treated his employees and customers a his own family.
In addition to his wife Tara and parents Tom and Barbara, he is survived by a daughter-Madelyn Grace, at home, two sons-Joshua R. and Jacob J., at home. Two sisters-Jacque Price, Avon. N.Y. and Julie Yuen, Virginia. Two brothers-Jeffrey, Colorado and Joseph, Lake Ariel. Aunts-Bernice Botjer, Patricia Kandrovy and Janice Rohlf. He was preceded in dead by a brother John, 10/2012.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10 in BVM Queen of Peace, Hawley. Those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 in the Arthur J. Frey Funeral Home, 201 LaAnna Road, Village of LaAnna.
Memorial Remembrances are encouraged to be made to the