First Posted: 1/20/2013
Mr. Michael F. Thomas, 75, of Exeter, passed into Eternal Life Thursday evening in the inpatient unit of Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital following a long illness.
Born July 8, 1937, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Michael A. Thomas, who was killed in action during World War II, and the late Lena (Mesaris) Thomas.
Educated in the Pittston schools, he was a graduate of the former Saint John's High School, Pittston.
Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Thomas Office Machines for many years. He also owned and operated Thomas' Tavern in Exeter for more than a decade.
Michael proudly served our country with the U.S. Marine Corps.
He and his wife, the former Patricia M. Jordan, celebrated 54 years of married life on Nov. 22, 2012.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Patricia at home, are their son, Michael Thomas and his wife Theresa of Exeter; daughter, Michele Winderl and her husband Fritz of Philadelphia; granddaughters, Katie and Anna Thomas.
The Thomas family extends thanks to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, nurse Maryann, Dr. Radzwilka and Dr. DeAndrea for their ongoing support and care. A special thank-you also is extended to Maryann Kaminski for all her kindness and support throughout the years. The family is grateful for his lifelong friend, Joe Ruane, who was always there for him.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be private and at the convenience of Mr. Thomas' family. There will be no formal public visitation hours. The John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., North Wilkes-Barre Chapel, is honored to care for Mr. Thomas and his family at this time. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Thomas' name to the Salvation Army, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, PA 18640. To send Mrs. Thomas and her family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit the family's website at www.johnvmorrisfuneralhomes.com.