Richard A. Fabri Sr., 102, of Lakeville-Lake Wallenpaupack, formerly of Jessup died Thursday March 21, 2019 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife Olga “Alice” Gadomski Fabri who died on February 17, 2009.
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Born in Jessup he was the son of the late Domenico and Adele Bianchi Fabri. Educated in Jessup schools, he worked in the coal mines and later owned and operated Penbrook Coal Co. in Archbald. In 1958 he built and operated Hotel Capri on Lake Wallenpaupack that is now in its third generation of operation. He was also a director of Caffrey Recreation Area Park and at the age of 92 he retired from the campground. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, and fishing. He was captain of the Cochese Hunting Club at the lake. He also enjoyed his many trips with Jerry Warsky and Red Krum.
Rich’s family would like to thank his caregiver Loise Johnson and Quality Home Health Care.
Surviving are sons Richard A. Fabri Jr. and wife Dolores, and Gerald T. Fabri and wife Barbara, all of Lakeville; grandchildren Richard Fabri III, Brian Fabri and wife Desiree, Erica Fabri Baksh and husband Robin Andre, and Gerald “JC” Fabri; great-grandchildren Richard IV, Ashton, Bryson Fabri, and Jacqui Fabri-Baksh; brother Edward Fabri Sr., Jessup; sisters-in-law Eleanor & Molly Fabri; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by great-granddaughter Serena; brothers Armond (Buzzard), Rigo (Cookie), Sesto (Zitch), Louis, Elio (Zack); sisters Eleanor “Helen” Gaiardo and Mary Beggin.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 am from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 am in SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 135 River St., Olyphant, to be celebrated by the Rev. Nestor Iwasiw, pastor. Interment, Parish cemetery, Peckville. Friends and family may pay their respects Wednesday from 4-7 pm.