Mr. Thomas J. McGlynn Sr., 81, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Regional Hospital, Scranton.
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Born in Avoca, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Marley McGlynn. He was a graduate of Duryea High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was formerly employed by Pepsi-Cola, Wilkes Barre, and prior to his retirement, he was employed by RCA, Dunmore. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.
He was a member and post adjutant of the V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea, and a life member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca.
He loved to read and watch sporting events, especially golf. He was a loving husband and father. Affectionately known as PaPa, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Tom enjoyed all the meals that his son-in-law cooked for him.
He was preceded in death by brother, Martin McGlynn; brothers-in-law, John (Doc) Blanchard and John Ochall; and sisters-in-law, Mercedes and Rosemarie McGlynn.
He and his wife, the former Anna Rita Ochall, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past July Fourth.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Thomas J. McGlynn Jr., of London, England; daughter Mary Ann Kabacinski and her husband, Andre, of Duryea; grandchildren, Ashley, Kristen and Christopher Kabacinski, and Alexander, Jonathan, Andrew and Mary Kathryn McGlynn; brother John (Hoppy) McGlynn, of Duryea; brother Leo (Buzz) McGlynn and his wife, Patricia, of Avoca; sister Mary Blanchard, of Duryea; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family thanks the staff of Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor, and Regional Hospital, Scranton, for the care and compassion that was shown to Thomas and his family during his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. There will be no public calling hours. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral. The V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea, will conduct military services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on May 12, 2013