Henry E. O'Dell

Born: Tue., Aug. 15, 1933
Died: Wed., Sep. 26, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 30, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 01, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Oct. 01, 2018
Location: St. John the Baptist Church

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Henry E. O'Dell, 85, of West Pittston, passed away on Wednesday September 26, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Kern O'Dell.

Henry was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.

In his earlier years he had  worked as a highway inspector in Washington, DC.

After returning to the area, Henry was the code enforcement officer for the town of Larksville, Edwardsville and West Pittston.  Prior to his retiring, he worked at the Mohegan Sun Casino as a security guard.

Henry was a member of the West Pittston Fire Department and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed attending local sports events from Little league to Wyoming Area football. He was a longtime fan of the Washington Redskins. Henry had a great ability to strike up a conversation with everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his sister Naomi Dempsey and a brother Emerson and a twin brother Harry O'Dell.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years the former Rena Bocci, and a son Henry George O'Dell and his wife Karen, West Pittston. and grandchildren Christopher and Matthew O'Dell.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 5-7pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Church, 125 Nesbitt St., Larksville with the Rev. Gerald Gurka, pastor as celebrant.

Those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church Monday morning.

The family would like to thank the office of Dr. Shamsedeen, the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and staff of Commonwealth Home Health, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Commonwealth Ambulance Services for all they have done for Henry.

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Bill stout
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
You and I were so close that you called me your brother and nothing made me happier.im going to miss shaking hands with you.you couldn't wait to move back to west pittston the town you loved. GOd bless you my friend and rest in peace. You were loved by all who knew you I'm really going to miss you but I'll see you again one day

Bill & Connie Samuels & Family
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Oh, the memories. When I look back at my life many of the very, very best times I had were the family get-togethers, and many of the very best ones included my Uncle Henry & Aunt Rena. Summertime parties, Christmas & holiday parties, at our house or their house or wherever they were, always laughter and good times. We grieve today but are so thankful that these warm memories will comfort us and always be there.

Joe Denoy
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
Henry, Karen and sons, sending prayers, sorry for your loss

TJ Lass
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. Death is an enemy, we look forward to when God gets rid of death permanently. May God give you strength. Revelation 21:4

Steve and Maria Englot
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
Henry, we are very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He is certainly in heaven now, watching over you and your family.
Sincerely, Steve & Maria Englot

Jeff Tranell
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
Dear Rena and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Henry. He was like another grandfather to me as I was growing up on Peacock Drive. I have so many fond memories Henry and what a great guy he was. I will always remember him also as my confirmation sponsor. My heart is sad and I am praying for him and you all. He lives a great life and made this world a better place. I regret I wasn’t able to travel in to offer my condolences in person. Sending hugs and prayers.

Karen & Carl Tranell
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Rena and family,
We were saddened to hear of Henry's passing. We have so many fond memories of Henry. He was a very special friend to us and our children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.

Nanette & family
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
We will truly miss Uncle Henry very much. Our memories of the holidays and vacations we had together will always be in our hearts. Your big heart and contagious smile was also there whenever we visited. You that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for you are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, you live on. We know you will be cheering the Redskins from above. Sending prayers, hugs and love to Aunt Rena and the family. xoxo

   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
The Wilkes-Barre Telecom Pioneers wish to extend our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

Raymond Podskoch
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Dear Rena - my deepest sympathies to you and your family! From the St. Anthony's days, I always enjoyed good conversation with you and Henry. May he rest in peace.

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