Thomas R. Middaugh Sr.

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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
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Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 822-2416
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Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014