Paul John Naples, 72, of Pittston Twp. passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 surrounded by his family. Paul fought a year long, courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme (brain cancer).
Born in Pittston on June 2, 1950, Paul was the son of the late Charles Naples and Beatrice Nanni Naples.
He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College. Prior to his retirement, Paul was a Management Analyst in the Business Management Directorate at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
In his earlier years, Paul was employed by Liberty Throwing; Kingston, Jewelcor Inc.; Wilkes-Barre, Keystone Automotive; Exeter and Northeastern PA Alliance; Pittston. He was also the proud proprietor of “Videos for All Occasions.”
Paul was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and cousin. His family was the center of his life and he cherished every moment with them. He was a true gentleman and a positive role model to his family. Paul embraced all of life’s challenges with positivity and humor. He loved to travel and take walks with his wife Charlotte. Paul was a man of faith and served as a Eucharistic Minister for The Parish of St. Barbara in Exeter for many years. He had a great love for animals especially his two dogs Winston and Simba.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, the former Charlotte Pisano; two sons and two daughters and their spouses, Paul and Nicole Naples, Gainesville, VA; Suzanne and Michael Fanti, Exeter; Lita and Kevin Vincavage, Exeter; and Christopher and Rachelle Naples, Flemington, New Jersey; his grandchildren, Anthony and Gianna Naples; Adriana and Michael Fanti; Kevin, Kyle and Charlize Vincavage; Carmella Naples; brothers Charles Naples and his wife Sally, St. Louis, MO; Gary Naples and his wife Sharon, Wilkes-Barre; Elmer Naples and his wife Judy, Columbus, OH; brothers-in-law, Charles Pisano, Florida and Joseph Supulski, Exeter; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Naples family would like to thank the entire staff at Hospice of The Sacred Heart in Dunmore as well as Paul’s home caregivers; John Holmes, Laplume; Matthew Coggins, Dunmore; and Julie Sandy, Wyoming for their kind and compassionate care. Paul’s family would also like to thank Dr. Kevin Carey and Dr. James Noto in Plains, PA; Dr. Victor Udekwu in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Dr. Tara Morrison at the Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Dr. Mateo Ziu and staff at INOVA Char Cancer Institute in Virginia, Dr. Nduka M. Amankulor and staff at the University of Pennsylvania Brain Tumor Center and Dr. Alexandra Miller and staff at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in New York.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 9:15am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in the Parish of St. Barbara, 28 Memorial St. Exeter, PA, with the Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J. officiating. Interment to follow in West Pittston Cemetery.
The family will receive friends and family from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612 or Oblates of St. Joseph, Pittston PA 18640.