I live in Eynon with my wonderful wife Beatriz, in the same house in which I grew up. We have 5 terrific adult children (Federico, Francisco, Eliot, Eric and Marina), four of whom live in Florida and one in London, England, and we have a very old dog too, named Luna. I am a proud active member of the Eynon Sturges Volunteer Hose Company No.3 and serve as the Safety Officer for the Company.
After graduating from Scranton Prep and Bloomsburg University, I began my career in industrial sales. I was routinely in the offices and on the factory floors at world class companies such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, Intel, NASA and many others. Calling on these world class clients gave me the opportunity to see firsthand how good companies and good jobs benefit the people working there. Some of my skills include successful negotiations, problem solving, budgeting, management and organizational skills and of course, sales.
My parents, Ernest Lemoncelli and Ethel Andreoli, were life-long residents of Eynon. Dad was a coal miner and later became a machinist. He enlisted and served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and attained the rank of Sergeant. Mom worked at Mid-Valley Hospital once my brother Jim & I were older. My Dad’s father, Grandpa Mike, came ashore through Ellis Island as a child and began our more than 100 year family history in this area. Grandpa Mike was a coal miner too. He became a major player in setting up the Union in the coal fields of New Mexico in the early 20th Century.
I enjoy working with the guys at the fire station, golf (even though I stink), the garden and to play the piano once in a while. And the dog.