PLEASANT MOUNT, Pa. - Thomas Ralph Miranda, 87, died at his residence Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Paterson, N.J., he had lived in Paterson, before moving to Pleasant Mount, Pa., in 1990.
Mr. Miranda served with the United States Army and then became a painter with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 711 out of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., for many years before retiring in 1989. He took great joy in hunting and fishing.
Mr. Miranda was predeceased by his wife, Lillian M. Miranda (2005), a son, David Smith, a daughter, Debra Scott, and seven brothers and sisters and was the devoted father of Theresa Kowalski of Glenwood, N.J., Floyd Scott of Pleasant Mount, Pa., Cindy Miranda of Pleasant Mount, Pa., and Jack Scott of Hudson, Fla. Cherished by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Josephine MacDonald, of Wayne, N.J.
Graveside services under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, N.J., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Township, N.J. Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com