Oct. 31, 2012
Thomas Edward Savage, 74, of Bear Creek Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following an illness.
Born on March 26, 1938, in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, he was son to Jacob and Constance Doblis Savage. As a child, he attended local Wilkes-Barre area schools. He then began a career at Prestige Shoes, Wilkes-Barre. He started as a leather man, then a cutting-room foreman and then a supervisor until its closure. Thomas then became a heavy-machine operator at the Eureka Stone Quarry Inc. Tom was a member of the Plains Township American Legion Post 558 and a member of the Hudson Servicemen's Club. He was a member of St. Benedict's Community Parish, Parsons. He was happily married to the former Helen Belcher for 53 wonderful years.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter.
Surviving are his wife Helen, at home; daughters, Darlene Farber and her husband, John, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tammy Soreth and her husband, Carmen, Tom's River, N.J.; brothers, Jacob and his wife, Leonna, Luzerne, Lawrence and his wife Rose, Miners-Mills, Allen and his wife, Marge, Plains Township; sister, Patsy Parks and her husband, Kevin, West Wyoming; grandchildren, James Weigand, Philadelphia, Joshua Thomas, Bear Creek, Jessica Stucker, Georgia, Brianna Soreth, Tom's River, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Serenity Stucker, Jenna Coley; Joshua Thomas Jr., Julianne Coley; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved friends, Joni Belcher and Bernadine Clark.
Thomas's calling hours will be today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township, PA. Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Plains Township, PA 18705. Condolences and directions can be accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.