Robert Meloni, 74, of Carbondale, PA, died Tuesday evening, April 23, 2019 at Regional Hospital, Scranton, PA, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jo Cerra. They were married on July 2, 1970.
Born April 20, 1945 in Carbondale, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Yankovich Meloni.
He was a 1963 graduate of Lakeland High School and was proud of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Bob had been the owner of B&G Video in Childs and Honesdale, and also worked for General Dynamics, Eynon. He later retired from the Carbondale Area School District, where he had been employed in the maintenance department.
Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 221, Carbondale, and was a lifetime member of the Moxie Club, Carbondale, where he was renowned for his cooking. He was a loyal fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.
The family would like to thank Joan Cerra and the staff of Haley Family Practice for all of their kind and compassionate care.
He is survived by two daughters: Michele Meloni Recker and companion, Tony Hiller of Carbondale, PA, and Brenda Pisanti and husband, David of Mayfield, PA; one son: Joseph Meloni and wife, Santina of Carbondale, PA; six grandchildren: Brittany Marcinkevich and husband, George, Daniel R. Recker and companion, Cassandra, Christopher Recker and companion, Keya, Mauriana Recker, Vincenzo Meloni and Giada Meloni; four great grandchildren: Kalib and Tyler Marcinkevich and Melody and Madelyn Recker; two brothers: Joseph and Richard Meloni both of Mayfield, PA; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Joseph and Diane Cerra of Carbondale, PA; several nieces and nephews.
A blessing service was held Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale. Entombment with military honors followed at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.
A Requiem Service was conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. by Mitred Archpriest John Sorochka, pastor of St. John's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield.
Pallbearers: Joseph Cerra, George Marcinkevich, Daniel Recker, Christopher Recker, Joseph McMyne and Robert Curtis.
Friends called Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions were sent in Bob's memory to Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine, where he was a participant in their research program. Donations can be sent to www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/giving