Thomas W. DeCrosta
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA
Thomas W. DeCrosta, 95, a lifelong resident of Bethlehem, PA passed away on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at Country Meadows of Bethlehem. He was born in Bethlehem, the son of the late Peter and Ethel (Korpics) DeCrosta. He was the husband of Lorraine (Michael) A. DeCrosta. They celebrated 70 years of marriage this past August 26th. Thomas received his BA and Master's degree from Lehigh University. He was a teacher in the Bethlehem School District for 44 years, teaching at NE Jr. High School, Liberty High School, and Freedom High School. He served his country in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Thomas was a quiet and proud man who had a tremendous love for his family, faith, and his country.

He was lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine, sons, Thomas W. DeCrosta Jr. and wife Diane of Reston, VA, Scott DeCrosta and wife Rebekah of Cypress, TX, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Katharine DeCrosta. He was predeceased by a son, Dr. Jeffrey DeCrosta, and brothers, Wallace DeCrosta, Peter DeCrosta, and Matthew DeCrosta.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The family will be hosting a Memorial Dinner at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 332 N. Lauderdale St. Memphis, TN 38105.

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Condolences are kindly offered to the family of Mr. Thomas W. DeCrosta on behalf of Bethlehem's Liberty High School Class of 1965. Mr. DeCrosta served as our Senior Class Advisor and was a wonderful mentor as he offered guidance and support to our class. We also acknowledge his service to our country having served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Susan Derr Kirk LHS Class of '65
July 3, 2021
David and Susan Roberts
June 21, 2021
incredible teacher true professional made everything fun...I remember being distracted in class... he said senior come up front sing a Spanish love this day I still remember song. go pates
gregory horne
June 19, 2021
Mrs Decrosta, Tom, Scott and family,
So sorry to hear about Mr.DeCrosta. He was a humble,hard working man who always put his family first. Please accept our prayers and condolences. May he rest in peace.
Spence & Reese Pierce
June 19, 2021
Mr. Decrosta was my teacher at Liberty and later worked with him
at Bethlehem Steel. I remember him as a kind and helpful man. Great teacher. May he rest well.

Paul Cmorey
June 19, 2021
Scott and family, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Pat Kauffman
June 19, 2021
Thank You for Your service to our country.

God Bless You!
God be with your family!

A Grateful US Citizen
June 18, 2021
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