Richard Louis Trotta

Born: Tue., Dec. 1, 1942
Died: Wed., May 24, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 26, 2017
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC.

Military Honors

Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: St. Cecilia's Cemetery

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church

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Richard L. Trotta, 74, of Exeter, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Regional Hospital, Scranton with his family by his side.

Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Richard L. and Clara Dalessandro Trotta.

Richard was a member of St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter and its Holy Name Society and was a graduate of Pittston High School. He then attended Lackawanna Jr. College.

He was a U. S. Army veteran having served his country in the Korean War.

He had been employed at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and at Pocono Downs.

Richard was a member of the Exeter Lions Club, and the Exeter Lions Little League and Panthers. He also belonged to the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Exeter.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Trotta.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Lucille Petrucci, and children, Renee Trotta, Orefield, Pa. and Richard , Jr. and his wife Dr. Karin Trotta, Orefield, Pa. and Robin and her husband Jake Altobelli, Exeter.

Sisters, Shirley Trotta, Pittston, Phyllis Kane, N.J. , and Dolores Korpita, Kenvil, NJ

3 grandchildren: Richard Trotta, III, Nicholaus Trotta, and Drew Weiss along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 5-8pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Military funeral  honors will be accorded by the AmVets Honor Guard on Saturday at 9:30am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 212 Memorial St., Exeter.
The Rev. Daniel Schwebbs, will be celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Exeter.

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fred j sickler
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
sorry for your loss worked with rich at Pocono downs

Rae Anusiewicz
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Dear Lucille,
So sorry for you loss. I know it's hard but you have been blessed. Always remember the good times. They're worth more than gold.

Paul J Marranca
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
I was sorry to hear of Richard's passing. My sincere condolences to the entire Trotta family. He will be in my prayers.

Clare & Frank Skolnick
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Lucille and family'
All our love, prayers, and condolences to all of you during this difficult time. A long time loving friend. We'll miss you, Richard.

Paul C. Naples
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Trotta was a gentleman and devoted father and husband. I remember him always asking how my family and I were doing whenever he saw me across the street at my parents house when I would travel in to visit. He had the best homemade wine over Christmas and when I was younger I always remember him letting us use his basketball hoop in the driveway. He will be missed.

Paul and Nicole Naples

joe sabatini
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Lucille, I was sorry to read the obit on your husband, My thoughts are with you . Your faith will carry you through this sad time

Josette Yakobitis
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Lucille so sorry, he was a special man ..your in my prayers

Rich & Cathy (Chepalonis) Sweeney
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Lucille, Robin & Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. We met him many times in the past at super bowl gatherings. He was always so nice to talk to. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

carole casciani
   Posted Sun June 04, 2017
my thoughts and prayers are with you Lucille at this difficult time. Carole Casciani

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