John E. Thomas, 79, of Harding formerly of Kingston and Exeter, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late William F. Thomas and Mignonette Reilly, John was employed by the Municipality of Kingston as a truck driver until his retirement. John was a veteran of the United States Army. John was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 396, Wyoming, and also Sons of the American Legion Post 644 in Swoyersville and the Wyoming Hose Company 2.
John was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Ann Thomas; brother, William F. Thomas and Richard Thomas; and sister Ruth Szela.
John is survived by his sons, Jack and his wife, Aine Thomas, Harding; James Thomas, Kingston; brothers, Robert F. Thomas and his wife, Barbara, Forty Fort; Daniel Thomas and his wife, Rita, Kingston; sisters, Mignonette Heenan, Yucapia, Calif.; and Jane Blaum, Wilkes-Barre; and also six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Friends may call 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blue Chip Farms, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas PA 18612.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013