Thomas E. "Nic Nac" Oblas (1952 - 2019)

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Thomas E. "Nic Nac" Oblas, 66, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday while in the company of family members at the home of his niece, Carla Oblas. He died after an eight-month battle with leukemia.

Thomas was born in Trenton, Pa., Oct. 20, 1952, a son of the late Agnes McLaughlin and Joseph Oblas.

He was a graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, Class of 1970.

Tom was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish and the former St. Canicus Church, Mahanoy City.

He worked for the Mahanoy City Borough and later the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Tom was a proud member and currently served as financial secretary of the "Dutchies" Good American Fire Company, Mahanoy City, since 1972. He was a coach for track and field, midget football and wrestling. He was a PIAA wrestling official for 37 years. He served on the Mahanoy City Borough Council for 16 years and served as council president for seven years.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Joseph.

Tom is survived by a sister, Susan, wife of Scott Elliott, Allentown; three brothers, William, husband of Sally, Hamilton Va., Michael, husband of Lynn, Allentown, Edward, of Bowie, Md.; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, with the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good American Hose Company No. 3, 738 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. Interment will follow at Sky-view Memorial Park, Tamaqua. The family prefers donations be made to the Good American Fire Company No. 3. Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, send sympathy cards, or view video tribute.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 13, 2019