Samuel Mendola, 87, of Pittston, passed away peacefully on Friday May 3rd at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.
Sam was born on November 26th, 1931 in Pittston to the late Charles and Thelma Mendola. A 1949 graduate of Pittston High School, he served 3 years in the Marine Corps and 1 year in Korea. He worked for M & G Convoy, Newark New Jersey, retiring in 1994. After retirement Sam enjoyed many years of fishing, gardening, and watching the Yankees.
Sam is survived by his wife Rosemary Chiumento Mendola, sister Carrie Guzinski, his son David Mendola; stepchildren Frank Chiumento and Johnna Jalowiec; loving grandchildren Katie, Christina, David, Sarah, John, Jenna, and Andrew; great grandchildren Beau, Jackson, and Caroline, and many nieces and nephews whom he adored. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his son Sammy and his brother Charles.
Sam will be remembered fondly for the love and devotion he had for his family. He reveled in all their activities and accomplishments. The family would like to thank his son-in-law Dr. Michael Jalowiec and the nurses at Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Regional Hospital for their compassionate and outstanding care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 9:30am – 11:00am. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.