Thomas George Harrison

Thomas George Harrison, 69, of Moosic passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor.

He was born in Moosic on Jan. 1, 1945, and was the son of the late Sidney and Lillian Bellfield Harrison.

Thomas was a member of the Moosic Presbyterian Church, Moosic.

He was a 1962 graduate of Taylor-Moosic High School. He obtained his associate degree from Lackawanna Junior College, his bachelor's degree from Bethel College, Tennessee, and his master's degree from Xavier University, Ohio.

As a young man, Thomas worked at Rocky Glenn Amusement Park, Moosic, where he managed the Bingo Hall. After college, he became a school teacher and taught at South Catholic High School, and was the head of their business department from 1967 to 1971, He then worked as a court administrator of Lackawanna County from 1971 to 1974. He served as executive director of the Lackawanna County River Basin Sewer Authority from 1974 to 1989 and the executive director of the Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority from 1989 to 1993. Thomas served on Moosic Borough Council for many years, he was elected the Moosic Borough manager from 1996 and retired in 2008. Thomas served on the Riverside School Board as a school director for more than 14 years and served three years on the board of the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency Inc. For many years he was the owner and operator of the Harrison Avenue Bar and Restaurant, Old Forge.

Thomas was a member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Old Forge.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be sadly missed.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Maureen Jean (Cremard) Harrison, formerly of Pittston; his daughter, Danielle Harrison, Allentown; brother, Jack Harrison, Moosic; and granddaughter, Morgan Lilly. Also surviving are his nephew, Sidney Harrison, and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., Moosic, with the Rev. Rodger Griffiths, pastor, officiating. Friends may call for visitation at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014