Sam Giombolini

Obituary of Sam S. Giombolini

Sam Giombolini, 94, a ninety year resident of Jessup died April 30th, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley after an illness. His wife is the former Ruth Generotti. The couple would have been married 65 years in October. Born in Exeter, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Maria Benevenutti Giombolini. As child and teenager he worked in the local coal mines. He left Jessup High School and voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a WWII combat veteran who was involved in "The Battle of The Bulge" He saw action in France, Belgium and Germany. After the war he was employed by Gasparini Construction, Chrysler Corp. Eynon, and for 27 years at RCA Corp. Dunmore until his retirement. After retirement he worked at the Jessup National Bank. He remained active with various projects well into his 80's. He was a member of St. Mary Assumption Church, now known as Queen of Angels Parish. A was member of the Jessup American Legion and the Jessup VFW. He was the oldest living member of the Jessup Hose Co. #1, a founding member of the Deer Run Hunting Club, a member of the St. Ubaldo Society. In 1978 he was the "Primo Capitano" the First Captain of the Saint Ubaldo Family. He was also a member of The 100 Club, Jessup and a member of the Jessup Leopard's Football Club. Sammy loved to cook and followed his mother-in-law's recipes and instructions. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an accomplished amateur; Carpenter, Plumber and Electrician, who was always ready and willing too help his family and friends with numerous projects. For many years one of his passions was taking care of the Jessup Little League Baseball and Softball Fields. He will be dearly missed by many. He is survived by two sons; Samuel D. Giombolini and Pierino "Pete" Giombolini ,both of Jessup, two granddaughters, Alexa K. Giombolini, Jessup and Sydney E. Giombolini, Jessup and a grandson, James A. Rinaldi and wife Cassandra, active duty military, stationed in El Paso, TX. A niece, Cheryl Vispi Pasqualichio, who was more like a daughter, and husband Billy, Clarks Summit. Nieces; Marie Sainz, Livorno Italy and Elaine White and husband Jack, Blairstown NJ. Nephews; Paul Sotak and wife Lynn, Peckville. Scott Hall and wife Kelly, Archbald. A First Cousin Robert "Bobby" Fumanti and wife Frani, Exeter. Several great and grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Linda O'Donnell Giombolini. Sisters, Elizabeth Passeri, Rose Sainz, Molly Dominguez, Angeline "Cubie" Sotak, Madeline Hall and a brother, Ethelo Giombolini. The funeral and interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, Jessup. For online condolences go to, "www.margottafuneralhomes.com."
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