Richard L. Gimbi

Richard L. Gimbi, 70, of Weatherly, died at the Hazleton General Hospital on Friday, August 24th, 2007.

Born in White Haven on March 20th, 1937, he was the son of the late James O. “Jiggs” and Betty (nee Earnhart) Gimbi.

Richard was a member of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church in Weatherly.

Richard worked as a mechanic at both the Weatherly and Hazleton Tung-Sol plants. He was an agent for American General Insurance and also worked in sales at Sear Roebuck and Walker Carpet in Hazleton. A former Cub Scout leader in Weatherly, he also coached Little League and was a member of the Weatherly High Booster Club.

He is survived by sons Craig Gimbi of Weatherly and James Gimbi of Hazleton; daughter Christa and her husband Dean Podgers of Weatherly; brother Ronald and his wife Janice of White Haven; sister Ethel Sue and her husband Donald Weston of Weatherly; and grandsons Mason and Owen Podgers. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Services will be held on Monday, August 27th, 2007, at 8:00 PM at the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street, Weatherly, PA. Viewing will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory to: American Diabetes Association – Northeastern PA, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18701 would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to: The Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street, Weatherly, Pennsylvania, 18255. Telephone: (570) 427-4231.

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