James Robert Klepadlo, age 45, of Honesdale, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He was the husband of 14 years to Tara Lynn (Hess) Klepadlo, at home.
Born in Olyphant, son of Thomas S. and Barbara E. (Smith) Klepadlo, Lake Ariel. He was a life long resident of Wayne County.
Jim, along with his wife, owned and operated Klepadlo's Litening Auto Care Center in Newfoundland, Pa. for the past four and a half years.
Jim was a member of BVM Queen of Peace Church, Hawley. He was a former member of the Newfoundland Rotary Club and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
His family was the most important thing in his life, although he enjoyed playing golf, boating on Lake Wallenpaupack and even cutting grass.
In his business life, he believed that service gets money and that money does not get service. He treated his employees and customers as his own family.
In addition to his wife Tara and parents Tom and Barbara, he is survived by a daughter, Madelyn Grace, at home; two sons, Joshua R. and Jacob J., at home; two sisters, Jacque Price, Avon, NY and Julie Yuen, Virginia; two brothers, Jeffery, Colorado and Joseph, Lake Ariel; aunts, Bernice Kandrovy and Janice Rohlf. He was preceded in death by a brother John in October 2012.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10 in BVM Queen of Peace, Hawley. Those attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Arthur J. Frey Funeral Home, 201 LaAnna Road, Village of LaAnna.
Memorial remembrances are encouraged to be made to the charity of the donor's choice.