Thomas W. Cacace, 78, of Hop Bottom, died Friday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. His wife of 58 years is Diana M. Uffmann Cacace.
He was born on Jan. 3, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Camilo Cacace and Mary Josephine Sworen Parzych. Thomas grew up in New York and Long Island. He was a machinist for Howe Machine & Tool Corp. in Beth Page, Long Island, ('52-'72) before moving to Pennsylvania, where he worked for Ideal Tool Co. in Great Bend ('72-'76), Midway Tool in Wilkes- Barre ('76-'92), then N.C. Stauffer's in Factoryville ('93-'03), where he retired as a supervisor.
Thomas and his wife, Diana, were co-owners of Thomas's Restaurant in Kingsley for 18 years ('78-'95), where many people got to know Tom for his friendly, outgoing disposition.
He is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janice L. Cacace and John McDonnell, Miami; grandson, John Henry McDonnell, Ely, Nev.; stepfather, Chester Parzych, Lacanto, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Nancy Parzych, Huntersville, N.C.; and Wallace and Donna Parzych, Oviedo, Fla.
He was also predeceased by a son, Thomas M. Cacace, in 2008.
Rite of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Deacon Paul Brojack of St. Patrick's Church officiating. Interment will be in the Squier/Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop Twp.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Thomas' memory to a