Robert A. Generose Sr.


July 6, 2019

Robert “Smiley” Generose, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday.

Robert was the son of the late William and Helen (Patskan) Generose.  He was a retired plumber and pipefitter and formerly a partner in Generose Plumbing and Heating.  Robert was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Queen of Heaven parish and the last of the original organizers of the Annual Lattimer Golf Tournament.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his sister, Anna Matteo.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Patricia (Lagana) Generose; his sons, Reverend Father Anthony Generose, and Robert, Jr. and his wife, Susan; his daughters, Ann Theresa Trently and her husband, Robert, Sr., and Melissa Sweeney and her husband, Bernard.  Robert is also survived by seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Jason Generose, Angelo and Anthony Palaggi, Patrick and Mary Sweeney, Brianna Porreca and her husband, Daniel, Robert Generose III, and Patrick and Robert Trently, Jr.

Robert is also survived by his brother William and his wife, Catherine, Maryland; and sisters Mary Gross, Helen Brill, Rose Molinaro and her husband, Maurice, Martha Kolarick and Jane Popiak.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Robert, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, will be greatly missed.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, July 10th, at Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, 750 North Vine Street, Hazleton.  Those attending should go directly to the church Wednesday morning.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Drums.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton from 6 until 9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to Queen of Heaven Parish.  

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