Hugo J. Caldara, 91, a resident of Eynon, died Monday afternoon in Allied Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. He and his wife, the former Rita Lemoncelli, celebrated 61 years of marriage on April 19.
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Born in Eynon, he was the son of the late Rigo and Lena Aldini Caldara. He was a graduate of Archbald High School Class of 1946 and a WWII U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 58th Calvary Recon Troop in Korea. He was a founding and proud member of Eynon VFW Post #7963. Prior to retirement, he was a home builder and small business owner, including the Carvel Store in Eynon. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, Archbald.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener (his tomatoes were among the best) and he loved making lonza, porchetta, soup and popcorn for family and friends.
Also surviving are: daughters Diane Smolko, Eynon; Lisa Coassolo and husband David, Peckville; Christine Caldara-Piatos and husband Vaios, Camp Hill; son, Robert Caldara and fiancé Megan, Eynon; four sisters, Ida Comprini, TX; Inez Pesce, Irma Hart, and Rita Knox and husband Tony, all of CT; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters- and brothers-in-law. He was preceded in death by son-in-law, John Smolko.
The funeral will be Friday, at St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Church, 417 Main St. Eynon, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Eynon.
Family and friends may pay their respects Friday from 8:30 am until time of service in the church. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Eynon VFW Post #7963, 284 Main St, Eynon, PA 18403 or the American Heart Association of NEPA, Suite 110, 968 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109. Please visit the funeral home website to leave an online condolence.