Robert Raineri, 64, of Wanamie, passed away unexpectedly at home, Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Born June 24, 1956 in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Edward and Matilda (Vishnefski) Raineri. Bob graduated from John S. Fine High School with the class of 1974 and earned a degree in Architectural Drafting at Luzerne County Community College.
He owned and operated Bob’s Auto Center on West Union Street, Nanticoke for over thirty-five years. Bob will be remembered as a “people person” who liked to help others, from remodeling projects to landscaping or any other work anyone needed help with. He also served his community on the Greater Nanticoke Area school board for many years. He loved sports, especially Penn State football, and enjoyed being involved in youth programs.
He was a member of St. Faustina Parish as well as the Sons of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nanticoke.
Bob was the definition of a true family man. He loved his family beyond words, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Eileen (Omolecki); daughter, Dr. Gina Hudson and husband, Kevin of Evans, GA; son, Robert Raineri and wife, Renee of Lancaster, NY; grandchildren, Garrett, Cole, Reese, Benjamin and Alexander; sisters, Diane Raineri, Karen Elisio and husband, Lou, and Maria Pascoe and a brother, Edward Raineri and wife, Lisa. Bob will also be sadly missed by several in-laws, nieces and nephews.
A walk-through viewing will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke.
The family will have a private Blessing Service with Fr. Richard Fox, a family friend, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob’s memory to your favorite charity.