Thomas J. Lahart of Exeter passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2013, at Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility in Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, where he was a guest for the past few weeks.
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He and his wife, Constance (Connie) Mazeikas Lahart, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2012.
Born in Larksville, he was a son of the late Thomas J. Sr. and Sadie Houlihan Lahart. He was a graduate of Larksville High School and attended King's College.
Thomas is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served as a PBJ radio gunner in World War II and the Korean War. Until 1970, he continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves and had earned the rank of staff sergeant.
Prior to retirement, he was employed by Craft Associates and later Comfort Design, Kingston.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and formerly a member of St. Casimir's Church, Pittston, prior to its closure.
Thomas was also a member of the Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens of Exeter, and the Big Band Society, Pittston, the Marine Bombing Squadron Six Thirteen Association, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 283, Kingston.
Thomas was a beloved husband, brother and uncle. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who were blessed to have known and loved him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sisters, Kathryn (Kay) Walton and her husband, Edward, Edwardsville; Sally Baloga and her husband, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre; and Peggy Ungvarsky, Smithsburg, Md.; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Smith.
The funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps, will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Pittston. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.
For directions or to send a condolence, visit balogafuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 7, 2013