Thomas W. Noone, 75, of Pittston, died Wednesday at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ann O'Connell Noone.
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Born in Pittston on Feb. 6, 1937, he was the son of the late Frank B. and Alice McGarry Noone. He was a graduate of Pittston Central Catholic (St. John the Evangelist) High School, class of 1955. Upon graduation, he was employed in the signal department of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He then served in the Army Reserve. He was later employed by Giant Floor and Wall Covering Co. for 30 years.
He was a true gentleman and talented craftsman, always willing to do anything, for anyone, at anytime. Tom was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and served as an usher for 60 years. He dedicated countless hours to serving the parish community. He was also a member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, John F. Kennedy Council, Pittston. In his younger years, he was an accomplished bowler, having won the Knights of Columbus Tom Redding Tournament. Throughout his life, he had a deep love for sports, especially his favorite teams, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the New York Yankees. He had a grand sense of humor, always ready with a funny story or a joke that kept everyone smiling. Above all else, he cherished his family. He found joy in trips to Notre Dame and the beach, family picnics, and attending his grandchildren's activities. He passed away surrounded by his family.
Also surviving are his children, Thomas W. Noone Jr., D.M.D., and wife, Cynthia F. Flanagan, D.M.D., of Myerstown; Sharon and husband, Anthony A. DeCarli, D.M.D., of Archbald; Ellen and husband, William Walsh, of Jenkins Twp.; William Noone and wife, Tammy, Exeter; and Daniel Noone and wife, Kathryn, Hughestown; grandchildren, Garrett, Eliza and Davis Noone; Michael and Joel DeCarli; William and Matthew Walsh; Casey and Brady Noone; and Ryan Noone; sisters, Anne A. and husband, Thomas J. Reilly; and Ellen C. and husband, William P. Boyle; brother, Frank J. and wife, Ann Weiscarger Noone; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, James P. Noone in 2008; and an infant brother, Robert Noone.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic or the Care and Concern Kids Closet, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 29, 2012