Thomas Supey Sr.

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July 6, 2012

Thomas P. Supey Sr., 89, of Wyoming, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Wyoming on November 18, 1922, he was a son of the late Emery and Elizabeth Andrejko Supey. He was a 1940 graduate of Wyoming High School.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of the Mountain Coal Company in West Wyoming. Thomas played an instrumental role in refurbishing Slope 190 into the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in McDade Park. He was employed as a mine foreman in numerous mines throughout the area, including Number One Contracting, Pagnotti Enterprises and the Lackawanna County Mine Tour.

In earlier years, Thomas played an important part in the reconstruction of the Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League. He also served on the board of directors and was a team manager.

The family would like to thank the staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for the excellent care and support provided to Thomas and his family.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Margaret, with whom he lovingly cared for, for many years prior to her death; brother, Andrew; sisters, Pauline and Julia.

Surviving are his sons, Thomas Jr. and his wife, Mary, West Pittston, and Andrew and his wife, Susan, Exeter; grandsons, Tommy and his wife, Dori, Sam and his wife, Krissy, Danny, Michael and Adam; great-grandchildren, Sammy, Tommy IV, Samara, Luke and Jake; special nephew and niece, Roger Beatty, Exeter, and June Supey, Trucksville; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church of St. Monica's Parish, Wyoming. Interment will be held in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley Street, Exeter. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.


Published in Times Leader on July 8, 2012
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