First Posted: 12/28/2008
Edward Papeika, 85, of Plains Township, died Dec. 22, 2008 in the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospice Unit. His wife of 61 years is Mary Papeika, nee Biscontini.
He was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Pittston. He was a son of the late John and Anna nee Zabelskas Papeika, Sr. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. He was a member of the Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, American Legion, Plains Township.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and William.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Mary, are his son, James Papeika; a daughter, Linda Impaglia; grandchildren, Jill Kelly; Newport Township Chief of Police Robert Impaglia; Maurice Papeika; and James Papeika Jr.; great-grandchildren, Madison Davids, Taylor Farrell and Fenn Papeika; and sister, Helen Greco.
Funeral services were Dec. 27 from the Russin Funeral Home, Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.