Elizabeth Denyse Thomas
1955 - 2021
BORN
1955
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA

Elizabeth Denyse Thomas, 66, of Virginia Terrace, Forty Fort, and Laurel Avenue, Summit, N.J., passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home in Summit, N.J., on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Elizabeth, affectionately known as "Liz," was born in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Jan. 21, 1955, to Rosaleen Brady Thomas and Tyssul G. "Red" Thomas, who served during World War II with the 109th Field Artillery Regiment, and as commander of the 109th National Guard Field Artillery, retiring with the rank of colonel.

Liz, who had Down syndrome, graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School and worked at Meals on Wheels in her younger days.

Liz had many special friends through her active participation in Day Development, Kingston, and Verve Vertu Art Studio, Dallas. She was proud of her artwork, which was often featured in Deutsch Institute artwork exhibitions and in the pages of The Citizens' Voice.

She was passionate about Broadway show tunes, old television shows and football. Her favorite teams included Penn State and Notre Dame, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys.

In addition to her parents, Tyssul and Rosaleen Thomas, Liz was preceded in death by her grandmother, Minerva Kirsch Brady; and her aunts, May Thomas, Bessie Morgan and Denyse Brady Clucas.

Liz is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Pauline A. Thomas and Fredric M. Bell; her nieces, Martha G. Bell and Elisabeth C. Bell; her nephew, Thomas T. Bell; her cousins, Sherry Morgan and David Morgan; her grand-nephew, Andrés Ramón; and her grand-niece, Nora Ramón.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all who helped Liz through the difficult times, especially Gwen, Theresa, Alexandrina and Micheline. They wish to also extend a special thank you to Dr. Brett Pette, Dr. Pouja Ahuja and Dr. Preeti Puntambekar.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Liz's viewing which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

Family and friends are also invited to attend Liz's blessing service which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, 612 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville, officiating. The Rite of Committal will be bestowed at the conclusion of the blessing service, followed by burial in the family lot.

Those who will be attending the funeral service are kindly asked to assemble directly at the chapel of Mount Olivet Cemetery, as there will be no procession from the funeral home.

The family requests all those attending the viewing and/or funeral service to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in accordance with the C.D.C.'s COVID-19 guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Liz's memory to the Luzerne County Special Olympics, 100 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612, or the Verve Vertu Art Studio, 24 Main St., Dallas, PA 18612.


Published by Citizens Voice from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2021.
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Aug
20
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5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA
Aug
21
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11:00a.m.
Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery
612 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming, PA
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Jim and Diann, John and Alice
August 31, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Liz was such a sweet person and so talented. My son, Terry Perfetto, enjoyed some pizza nights with Liz at Sabatini's. It was a pleasure to be in her company. Now she and Terry can enjoy each other's company in Heaven.
Gail Johnson
August 22, 2021
My condolences to Elizabeth's family on her passing. She was a joy to be around, always had a smile on her face and was a talented artist. May God give you comfort and peace.
Jim Kennelly
August 20, 2021
Polly, I am so sorry for your loss. Elizabeth was such a sweet person and I will always have fond memories of your family visits to The Beer Deli. I will keep you in my prayers.
Jodie Serafin Rivero
August 19, 2021
Your 890 Mountain Ave Family
August 19, 2021
Although I only knew of Liz through the Thomas/Bell family, I know she was deeply loved. My condolences to all that are feeling this loss. She will live on in your hearts. Julie
Julia Gunther
August 19, 2021
My sincere condolences on the passing of my fellow Wyoming Valley West class of '76 graduate, "Lisa" Thomas, as we knew her. We were only one of three "Lisa's" in a class of 576! It was not hard to remember each other. I used to see her passing in the hall or maybe it was at lunch, but I just saw her most recently a few years ago at the Beer Deli on Welles Street in Forty-Fort having a wonderful lunch with family and I stopped to say hello and re-introduce myself. It had been a really long time since seeing each other. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing, and I will let our fellow WVW '76 graduates know we lost another sweet soul.
Lisa Lindquist
August 18, 2021
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