Robert J. “Poppy” Warhola, 77, of Richmondale, passed away surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on August 3rd, 2022 at Regional Hospital of Scranton.
He was born in 1944 in Vandling, Pennsylvania to the late Nicholas and Mary Murnock Warhola. He was a graduate of the class of 1962 from Forest City Regional, he joined the Army, and was stationed in various locations including Germany, Switzerland, and Amsterdam. Bob was employed as a designer/draftsman at Ingersoll Rand and TECHNEGLAS where he traveled to Japan, Finland, and London until his retirement. He enjoyed his time outdoors the most, whether it was hunting and fishing with his son, nephews, and grandsons or sitting on the porch with his granddaughter.
Bob and his wife, Girolama (Joan Costa) Warhola of Richmondale, Pennsylvania just celebrated 55 years of marriage on May 27th, 2022. Joan was the love of his life, and took exceptional care of him until the end. Their example of unconditional love was an inspiration to everyone, especially the wonderful family they created together. From building houses to playing with Tonka trucks Bob, or Poppy as most knew him, was the definition of a family man. Although most of his time was spent with family, he always made time for the guys in “The Breakfast Club.”
He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Warhola of Toms River, New Jersey; his daughter, Joann Gaetano and husband, Anthony, of Palm Coast, Florida, and son, Robert Warhola and wife, Keri, of Crystal Lake, Pennsylvania; grandsons, Vincent DeLucy, Dante Warhola, Nico Warhola, and granddaughter, Rachel DeLucy, and fiancé, Robert Klein; sister-in-law, Mafalda (Mabel Costa) Catanzaro, and husband, Aurielo (Larry); and thirteen nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Joan (Warhola) Magalski; five brother-in-laws, three sister-in-laws; and one nephew.
The family would like to thank everyone at St. Rose Parish for their prayers and support, and the staff at Regional Hospital and Traditional Home Health for their tremendous care. The family would also like to thank Dr. Auriemma, Dr. Barsigian, and Dr. Peters for their incomparable efforts, and their friends and neighbors for surrounding them with love.
The funeral will be Saturday, August 6th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call at the church from 9 am until mass time. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Rose Parish, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale, PA 18407 or St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.