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Furry Thomas DeRome

Furry Thomas DeRome, 73, of Hughestown, passed away Thursday evening, September 10, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Pittston on June 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Carmen and Adeline Dalessandro DeRome.

Furry was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and David M. Myers University in Cleveland, Ohio.

He retired as Production Controller at the Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Furry was a man who loved his family and friends wholeheartedly. To his wife and daughters, he was the rock of the family. When he wasn’t golfing, cheering on Penn State, or in Disney with his entire family, his days revolved around his most precious gems, his grandchildren. To his grandkids, he was the world’s best poppy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, sister-in-law Gloria Ellmore and brother-in-law John Dalessandro.

Surviving is his wife Mary Elizabeth

Dalessandro DeRome. They were high school

sweethearts and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on October 24, 2020. Also surviving are daughters Jodi Eike and her husband Jason, Jenkins Township and Kristy Gomberg and her husband Paul, Meshoppen; grandchildren Jianna, Jayda, and Jordyn Eike and Ryder Gomberg; sister Nicola DeRome, Dallas; sisters-in-law Theresa Ripa and her husband Danny, Exeter and Jean Kizis and her husband Edward, Corning, NY; brother-in-law Tony Dalessandro and his wife Debbie, Old Boston; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 5pm-8pm for a walk-through visitation, following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance, in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street. Private funeral services will be held with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Memorial donations may be made to Furry’s daughter’s charity, Kristy’s Thalassemia Warriors c/o The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. 330 Seventh Ave, #200 New York, NY 10001.


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maria.yonki
Sep 17, 2020

We are sending our deepest sympathy to your family. Furry was a great neighbor and wonderful man.

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carmena88
Sep 15, 2020

Deepest condolences to the family, very nice man and may be rest in peace, Marilyn

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rtorony50
Sep 15, 2020

The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.Our deepest condolences to you,Kristy, Liz, Jodi and family. We were so honoured to have known Furry and your family through the years. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

With Loving thoughts,

The Torony Family

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livi1081
Sep 15, 2020

Although my heart hurts so much for all of you, find comfort knowing Furry is out of pain and reunited with loved ones. I’m sure my dad was so happy to see him again. With much love and sympathy, Lori.

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joseph.thomas110
Sep 13, 2020

GOD BLESS YOU. MY FRIEND. REST IN PEACE. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU OR YOUR FAMILY.

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