Paul R. Carachilo, Jr., 85, of Mayfield, PA, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton, PA, after a courageous battle with ALS. He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Luparella. They were married on August 25, 1956.
Born August 30, 1933 in Carbondale, PA, he was the son of the late Paul, Sr. and Margaret Pollitts Carachilo.
Paul was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and Empire Beauty School, Scranton. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was later employed as a professional hair stylist and operated Mr. Paul's Hair and Nail Salon for over 40 years in Clarks Summit, PA, and Dickson City, PA.
Paul was an active member of the Whitmore Hose Company, Mayfield, a past president of the Carbondale Chapter of UNICO, member of the Professional Hairdressers Association and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Parish in Jermyn, PA, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. Paul was also an avid golfer.
He is also survived by six children: Mary Ann Castelli and husband, Bruce of Archbald, PA, Patricia Rossi and husband, Wayne of Dover, DE, Paula Krehel and husband, Jack of Ambler, PA, Jacqueline Forgione and husband Rey of Exton, PA, Robert Carachilo and wife, Erika of Glenside, PA, and Eugene Carachilo and wife, Michele of Lake Ariel, PA; eleven grandchildren: Amber and Lindsey Krehel, Erica, Johnathon, Maria and Dominic Forgione, Isaac, Abigail, Mary Anne, Krista and Eva Carachilo; two step grandchildren: Gregory Castelli and wife, Margaret and Lauren Castelli; two step great grandchildren: Evelyn and Louisa; one sister: Sadie Tomcykowski of Greenfield Township, PA; three brothers: Carmino Carachilo of Mayfield, PA, Thomas and George Carachilo both of Carbondale, PA; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Dominick, Anthony, John and Joseph Carachilo; three sisters: Antoinette Striefsky, Diane Palutis and Infant Santa.
The funeral was held Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. from Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 622 Madison Avenue, Jermyn, PA. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.
Pallbearers: Johnathon and Dominic Forgione, John, Dominic, Leon, Joseph, Michael and Anthony Carachilo, Jeff Levine, Esq., and Dr. Paul Tomcykowski.
Fireman's honor guard provided by members of the Whitmore Hose Company, Mayfield, PA.
Friends called Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 4-8 p.m.
A special thank you to all those who had a hand in caring for Paul during his battle with ALS.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made to Sacred Hearts Parish, 622 Madison Avenue, Jermyn, PA 18433