Thomas Kobeski Sr.

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Thomas Kobeski Sr., 87, of Moosic, peacefully died Friday evening at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Moosic on Dec. 8, 1931, and was the son of the late Anthony and Alexandria (Kuckla) Kobeski.

Thomas was an active member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church until its closing and a current member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He was a 1950 graduate of Moosic High School. Tom then joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War. When he returned from Korea, he was employed by Acme Supermarkets Warehouse in New Jersey until his retirement.

Thomas served as a Riverside School Board director from 1986-1990, he loved his Polish heritage, enjoyed polka music and cooking traditional Polish cuisine. He was a member of the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston, Post 189, and a member of Teamsters of Roslyn, N.J. Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois R. (Cavalari) Kobeski, on April 11, 2010; his sons, Thomas Jr. and Edward Kobeski; and siblings, Edward, Stella Tuinylas, Cecelia Ross, Anthony, Florence Lawyer and Dorothy Choinski.

Tom is survived by his children, Lori Sutcliffe and her husband, Derek, of Moosic; Raymond and his wife, Vicki, of Poulsbo, Wash.; and Brian Kobeski, of Avoca. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ean, Tyler, Calvin, Caden, Ben, Nicholas, Randy, Brian Jr., Thomas III, Matthew and Zack; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Luna, and Wesley; and many nieces and nephews.

Burial committal services will be held Thursday at 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Cemetery, Moosic, with the Rev. Thomas Petro of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, officiating. The AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Online condolences may be made to


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Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 12, 2019
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