Thomas Maslowsky

June 27th, 2015 1:16 am

First Posted: 8/13/2013

Thomas Maslowsky, of Swoyersville, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Wilkes-Bare General Hospital.

Born July 15, 1918, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna Natafalushi Maslowsky.

Tom was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. He was also a member of the IBEW Local 1319, United Mine Workers Union and a former member of the Holy Name Society at the former Holy Trinity Parish, Swoyersville.

Prior to retirement, Tom was employed as a coal miner. He then went on to become a landscaper for Hall’s Nursery and was also the former caretaker at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Swoyersville. He was also employed as an electrician, working out of union hall 1319. Tom also worked for the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., Swoyersville.

Tom enjoyed gardening and was an avid New York Yankees fan.

Tom and his wife, Mary, would have celebrated 69 years of marriage in November of this year.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Kuzmitsky and Emma Ramsden; and a brother, Edmund Maslowsky.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Kruzlik; a daughter, Mary Carol, and her husband, Francis Koscelnak, Moscow; grandchildren, Leslie Ritter and her husband, Eric, and Thomas Koscelnak; great-grandchildren, Lyla Rae Ritter and Ethan Francis Ritter; nieces, Mary Ann Tomashunis and Anne Thomashunis, both of Exeter; Mary Ellen Early and her husband, Chuck; and Dolores Fiore, all of Florida; and a nephew, Stephen Furmanski, Forty Fort.

Funeral for Tom was Friday at Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Swoyersville. A wake service was conducted Thursday evening.