Julius R. " Chickie" Smargiassi, 76, a resident of Eynon, died Tuesday at Lackawanna Healthcare Facility. He was the husband of the former Karen Muchal. They were married 38 years.
Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Julius and Veronica Drutherosky Smargiassi. He attended Archbald schools and was an Army veteran. Before his retirement he was employed in the Maintenance Dept. of Valley View School District. He was also a Pennsylvania State Constable. Chickie was a member of the Eynon Hose Co.# 3, the Northeast Anglers, and Christ the King Parish. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Surviving is a son; Julius J. Smargiassi and wife Courtney, Jessup; daughters Gina Zory and husband Ron, Blakely and Alison Winters and husband Jason, Dickson City; Sisters, Judy Saldi and husband Larry, Eynon; Patricia Vinciguerra, Jessup and Pamela Smargiassi, Eynon. Grandchildren: Dante and Liliana Smargiassi, Emma and Audrina Zory and Justin and Jayden Winters.
Preceding him in death was a brother-in-law, Carmen Vinciguerra.
The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Inurment will be private in St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald. To offer condolences visit the funeral home website.
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