Louis F. Ciampi, 79, of West Pittston, passed away Monday evening, March 22, 2021, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains.
Born in West Pittston on June 7, 1941, Lou was the son of the late Fred and Rose Mordente Ciampi. He was a graduate of West Pittston High School.
Lou’s business accomplishments were many. He was the owner of Lou’s Bike Shop before founding Independent Graphics in 1980. Independent Graphics grew under his leadership to be an award-winning company with 30 employees who serve clients all over the east coast. He was the founder of the printing industry “Craftsmen Club” in his early days in the business and was recently inducted into the Luzerne County Business Hall of Fame. He, along with his sons, own and operate Independent Graphics, Inc.
Lou proudly served his country in the Army Reserves, and he proudly served his community throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the West Pittston Zoning Hearing Board, Grand Marshall of the West
Pittston Cherry Blossom Parade, and in 2013, Lou was recognized for his service to the community by the Italian/American Citizens Club with their highest honor as “Man of the Year.”
Lou lived his life to the fullest. He was an avid hunter and a proud member of the NRA. Lou spent many years hunting and relaxing with his brother Al at “Deer Camp” in Buck Township. Lou was an avid fan of Notre Dame football and the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Railriders, where he could frequently be found in Suite 9 at PNC Field.
Lou was an incredible grill master and cook. He loved hosting parties at his house on Delaware Avenue with his wife, Marianne.
Lou’s love for his family was immeasurable. An adoring father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending all their events and activities. Lou was also known to overpay his grandchildren for doing chores around his house.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Joseph Ciampi; brothers Fred Ciampi and Alfonse Ciampi; and sister-in-law Virginia “Gini” DeLucca Ciampi.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 59 years, Marianne Liberski Ciampi; sons, Louis Ciampi and his wife Lisa, Wyoming; and James Ciampi and his wife Audra, West Pittston; daughter Michelle Reilly, Harveys Lake; daughter-in-law, Ellen Ciampi, Wyoming; grandchildren, Joey and Jimmy Reilly; Blaise, Louis, Nicholas, Mia, and Enzo Ciampi; brothers-in-law Edmund Liberski and his wife Vivian, Pittston; and James Liberski and his wife Cynthia, Exeter; sister-in-law Dr. Susan Liberski and her husband Andy, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 10 am in Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston.Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. At the family’s request, in lieu of sending food or flowers, memorial donations in Lou’s honor may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.