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Stephen M. Sperlazzo

May 30, 1958 - January 5, 2022

Service Date: January 11, 2022

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

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Our best friend, husband, father, “Poppy” Stephen (Steve) Sperlazzo, 63, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 5, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Angelo and Kathleen (Gillespie) Sperlazzo. A graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, he continued his education at Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg State. Believing you are never to old to learn, he continued his education by obtaining his certifications in teaching Building and Trades, HVAC-R, welding, natural gas, scuba diving, and obtaining a CDL license to name a few.

Choosing several different career paths during his life, Steve worked as a Math teacher for Alpha Omega Academy until its closure in 1988. He was owner-operator of S & N Transport, and a partner in R & S Construction. Finally, he worked side by side with the love of his life as an IM4Q monitor, working with individuals and families with IDD to improve the quality of their lives. He had a special love for the staff, residents, and families of White Haven State Center, that he came to know working through the IM4Q program.

Despite all the skills and gifts Steve had learned and gained throughout his life, his faith and relationship with Jesus, and his family were first, and the driving force in the decisions he made. He was not afraid to share his love of Jesus with anyone or be the example. He was always willing to help anyone in need, whether it was food, clothing, shelter, money, or labor intensive. He loved his family, and spent countless hours with them at scouts, hunting, fishing, bowling, vacations, and teaching skills they could use throughout their lives. He believed that as a family, we were a team. When one member was down, the others pulled together to lift them up. Our home was always open to our sons’ friends, and he was known as Dad, Pop, Papa Bear to many of our “adopted” kids. He adored his daughter-in-law Krystal and saw her as the daughter he never had. When his grandchildren were born, Sonia and David became his world. He loved to take walks, play games, cuddle with them, teach them, and spend quality time with them.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his two sons, Stephen Micheal and Jonathan Micheal, brother Angelo, and sister Carol Ann.

He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, his best friend, partner and wife Nancy, his loving son David and wife Krystal, grandchildren Sonia and David, his adopted grandson Cody, his many, many “adopted” kids, brother Frank, sisters Rose Marie and Kathleen, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Freedom Center for the care and dialysis training you provided so Steve could have more quality time at home with his family. We would also like to thank Dr. Joseph and Dr. Drier from the Freedom Center for their diligence in directing his care while at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for the last month.

Finally, we would like to thank the amazing ICU staff for the wonderful care they provided not only to Steve, but also to our family during this difficult time. Words cannot express our appreciation for all you have done.

2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening, January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, with Clark Switzer, officiating. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to help fight the closure of our treasured State Centers for the developmentally disabled. Checks can be mailed to: White Haven Center/WHC Legal Defense Fund, 55 Newport Street, Glen Lyon, PA 18617.

Contact

Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699

Address

20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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