Thomas (Tom) Richard Middaugh Sr., 68, of Mahanoy City, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son to the late William J. and Pauline G. Searfoss Middaugh. He attended Wilkes-Barre schools and attended James M. Coughlin High School.
He served in the National Guard, 109th Field Artillery, of the Wyoming Valley.
Tom was a mechanic at heart from the start. He worked around cars from a young age as a lot boy for Luzerne Motors. As he aged, he learned the trade of being a mechanic. He continued working for Luzerne Motors, which became Coccia Ford Motors. He worked in the garage as a mechanic for more than 40 years until his retirement.
In his spare time, Tom loved to go camping with his family and help out his friends when they had a problem with their car.
Tom was a past member of Larksville American Legion Post 655.
Tom was preceded in death by a brother, William J. Middaugh.
Surviving Tom are his daughters, Danielle Carney and her husband, Anderson, Mahanoy City; and Julie Middaugh and her fiancé, Wesley McDonald, Mahanoy City; son, Thomas Jr., Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Ralph and his wife, Dorothy, Wilkes-Barre; and Charles and his wife, Martha, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Diane Middaugh, Linda Nesbitt, Pauline Modzeleski and Paula Faye Schneider and her husband, Bernard, all of Wilkes-Barre; seven grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
There will be calling hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. this Friday at Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township.
Funeral services for Tom will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday from the funeral home.
Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a
in memory of Tom.
Directions to the service and condolences to the family may be accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com