Carmen J. Porpiglia, 88, of Plains, and formerly of Hazleton, passed away Friday afternoon at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital.
Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Dominic and Mary Porpiglia.
Carmen was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Hazleton.
Prior to retiring, he was employed as an autobody mechanic at Butcher Buick and Porpiglia Autobody Shop, Hazleton.
Preceding him in death, was his wife Santa (Notaro) Porpiglia; daughter Donna Porpiglia; brothers Joseph, Jerry, Paul, Michael, Dominic, Gene, and Anthony Porpiglia; and sisters Mary Schieldman and Angie Oschady.
Surviving, are his daughters Nancy Ryman and husband John of South Carolina; and Carmine Abraham and husband Dave of Plains; grandchildren Allison and Megan Kelly, and Jessica Abraham; great-grandchildren Avery and Everly; sister Anna Charney of South Carolina; and nieces and nephews also survive.
His funeral will be held Friday. Rev. Brian Clarke will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Hazleton. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, McAdoo.
A calling hour will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the church.
The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.
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