Louis & Karen Rapoch
Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home was established on June 1, 1986, which was Louis’s lifelong dream. He carefully selected the location which is located directly across the street from St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, and within the Valley View School District, having lived and graduated from VVHS in 1971. While attending mortuary school, he continued to assist his parents, Louis A and Mary Jane Murphy Rapoch by working at Rappoccio’s Lounge in Peckville. Here he learned the importance of being a good listener, the value of hard work and to provide to individuals’ specific needs.
A Cum Laude graduate from S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale, Long Island in 1975, he has been a licensed director ever since. Prior to his own establishment, he worked for other funeral homes in Dickson City, Old Forge, Dunmore and Honesdale areas. In 1986, he opened his sole proprietorship funeral home at 420 Church St. Archbald. Shortly following, he married the former Karen R Wall of Jessup, and through the years together, they worked toward providing a healing celebration for your loved one that is respectful and caring. Each family served, has become an extension of the Rapoch Funeral Home family, and Louis and Karen both acknowledge, they are enriched and truly blessed. 2016 marks 30 years of continuing service to the community of Eynon, Archbald and surrounding areas.
Louis, in his 'time off' enjoys playing a good round of golf, his Sunday morning crossword puzzle, and sitting in his recliner with his fur babies. He is an active participant of the Eynon/Archbald Lions Club community events, often serving as chairman. He is a charter member and the first at the club to be the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. A member of Christ the King Parish, Archbald, he participated in the adult choir and works at the annual church picnic, seen flipping the potato pancakes, and occasionally donning his apron at the St Francis Kitchen's lunch at St Thomas on Tuesdays.
Louis truly cares for the families he serves and his community alike. He is available to make a difference and has set high standards, which is vitally important. At the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, it is Mr. Rapoch’s desire to provide for you the best quality of service, care and compassion, at a fair price. He takes great pride in assuring your every need is met and satisfaction in your time of need, and in assisting and completing after service details. He specializes in personalizing, customizing and forming a strong bond and trusted friendship.
Louis is available 24/7. He oversees all aspects of the memorial experience to make a lasting memory, less stressful and worry free.