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EGIDIO “SCOTTY” LEMONCELLI
May 15, 2023
Egidio “Scotty” Lemoncelli, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away at home on May 15, 2023. He was 89.
Son of Egidio and Viola Lemoncelli, he was born and raised in Archbald, graduating from Archbald High School. Scotty joined the US Army and served in Fort Lewis, Washington state in the Special Services branch of the military where he employed his musical talents to entertain the troops, helping bring a sense of normalcy and respite amid the stressors of war.
Scotty met and married Barbara Sysak and together they welcomed three children. Scotty founded Lemoncelli Music Center in Peckville, an iconic neighborhood gem, where he taught accordion and piano lessons to hundreds of eager students over the years and shared his passion, talent and skills for music. A gifted musician, he formed a band best known as “The Continentals” specializing in Italian music and they performed locally and in the Poconos for decades. Proud of his Italian heritage, he and his fellow band members entertained crowds until they were well into their 80’s!
A proud resident of Archbald, Scotty was dedicated to serving his community and was elected Council member for the Borough for several terms and was Council president. He only recently retired from his position of Zoning Inspector, a position he held for more than 30 years. Additionally, he worked as a driver for the NEIU, driving disabled children to schools in the area. Scotty had a gift for connecting with those special individuals and enjoyed serving them. He was a faithful member of Christ the King Church and was honored to serve as an usher for many years.
Scotty had a true zest for life and living. He loved hunting and fishing, socializing, spending time with family and cheering on his favorite sports teams. He will be remembered for the lives he touched and the community he served faithfully.
Scotty was preceded in death by his parents, Egidio and Viola, and in 2022, his wife of 70 years, Barbara. He is survived by his sister, Adele Kelly (North Andover, MA), three children, Robert (Sandra) Pittston, Lynda Rieder (Robert) Baltimore, MD, Giles, Archbald and four grandchildren, Brooke (Troy) Las Vegas, NV, Courtney (Gradon) Virginia Beach, Robert (Kristen) Pittston, Jenna (New York), as well as nine great-grandchildren, Noah, Avery, Oliver, Griffin, Vienna, Everett, Ellery, Eden and Vera and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 am at Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, with Reverend Michael Amo Gyau, Celebrant. Viewing, Friday from 6pm to 8pm at Funeral Home. Interment following service at St. Francis Cemetery, Eynon with Military Honors by Post #6082 Shopa Davey VFW, Peckville.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church Street, Archbald. To leave condolences visit the funeral home web site.