Thomas George Harrison

Thomas George Harrison, 69, of Moosic, died Wednesday at the Riverside Rehab and Nursing Center, Taylor.

Born Jan. 1, 1945, in Moosic, son of the late Sidney and Lillian (Bellfield) Harrison, Thomas was a member of Moosic Presbyterian Church. He was a 1962 graduate of Taylor-Moosic High School, and obtained his associate degree from Lackawanna Junior College, his bachelor's degree from Bethel College, Tennessee, and his master's degree from Xavier University, Ohio.

As a young man, Thomas worked at Rocky Glenn Amusement Park, Moosic, where he managed the bingo hall. After college, he became a schoolteacher, and taught at South Catholic High School, where he was the head of its business department from 1967-1971. He then worked as a court administrator of Lackawanna County from 1971-1974. He served as executive director of the Lackawanna County River Basin Sewer Authority from 1974-1989 and the executive director of the Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority from 1989-1993. Thomas served on Moosic Borough Council for many years, was elected the Moosic borough manager in 1996 and retired in 2008. Thomas served on the Riverside School Board as a school director for more than 14 years and three years on the board of the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency Inc. For many years, he was the owner and operator of the Harrison Avenue Bar and Restaurant, Old Forge. Thomas was a member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca, and the VFW, Old Forge.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, who will be sadly missed.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 25 years, Maureen Jean (Cremard) Harrison, formerly of Pittston; his daughter, Danielle Harrison, Allentown; brother, Jack Harrison, Moosic; granddaughter, Morgan Lilly; nephew, Sidney Harrison; and numerous cousins and friends.

The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., with Pastor Rodger Griffiths officiating. Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu

Published in Scranton Times from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014