Thomas J. Penberth Sr., 75, of 777 Water St. Pottsville, passed away suddenly Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. He was the husband of Carolyn B (Reedy) Penberth, of whom he was married to for 54 years.
Thomas was born in Pottsville, on Feb. 4, 1938, a son of the late Anna Mae (Gibbs) and Williard Penberth.
He was employed as maintenance personnel in local churches.
He was a member of the Army National Guard.
In addition to his wife Carolyn, he is survived by a son, Thomas J Penberth Jr., of Pottsville, and his companion Tara Kuzio; daughters, Terry A. Penberth, of Pottsville, Brenda L. Hinkle, of Pottsville, Cheryl A. Kunkel, and her fiancee', George D. Ferry Jr. , of Tamaqua; and Carrie M. Penberth, and her companion Chris Wenner, of Pottsville; a sister, Joan Bickleman of Pottsville. 16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William Penberth.
Services: Memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 8 p.m. at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., 104 S. Fourth St., Minersville, with the Rev. Adam C Sedar officiating. Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to the time of service.
Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with arrangements.