The Life of Nicholas W LaScala
Nicholas W. LaScala, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday, July 20th, at home.
Born in Schuylkill Haven on April 23, 1936, he was a son of the late Dominick A. & Ruth May (Eiler) LaScala.
He married Suzanne E. (Berger) LaScala on November 14, 1958.
Nick was a graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School, Class of 1954.
He worked for Haven Line Industries, Schuylkill Provision, Young's Provision, Hildebrandt's Gas Station, as a rural postal carrier, & a police officer for Schuylkill Haven, and Ebling Funeral Home, Cressona. Nick was also the owner of the former Moyer's Market (Nick's), Schuylkill Haven.
Nick was the former Mayor of Schuylkill Haven. He also served on the Schuylkill Haven School Board, and Schuylkill Haven Borough Council. He was a former president and coach for midget football; as well as a coach for little league.
Nick was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rainbow Hose Co. No. 1, & Schuylkill Haven Jaycees. He also belonged to Schuylkill Lodge #138 F&AM, Orwigsburg.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Susan J. Dixon, three sons: Douglas W., husband of Sandra LaScala, Ronald C. "Bo", husband of Audrey LaScala, all of Schuylkill Haven; & Timothy J., husband of June LaScala, of Sicklerville, NJ. Nick is also survived by grandchildren: Nicholas, Christopher, Michael, Lisa, Timothy"TJ", Matthew, & Lindsay LaScala, Zachary Dixon, Courtney Powers, & Dr. KateLynn Bauer, great-grandchildren: Landon, & Lucy LaScala, Maren Powers, and two on the way, three sisters: Joan Sterner, Anna Klahr, & Ruth Tucci, of all of Schuylkill Haven, nieces, nephews, & cousins, and his best friend, Russell Michael Bubeck.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Tony LaScala, and his in-laws, Walter "Barney" & Sue Berger.
A viewing will be held Sunday, July 24th at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, from 4-6 p.m.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, July 25th at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven with Rev. Larry Laine officiating. An additional time for viewing will be held at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of service on Monday. Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.
At the family's request, memorial donations in Nick's memory may be forwarded to Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.