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Thomas H. Kirkpatrick

Thomas H. Kirkpatrick, 83, of Pittston, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston on October 24, 1936, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruth (Jordan) Kirkpatrick.

Thomas was a graduate of Pittston High School and Lackawanna Junior College. He served in the US Navy onboard USS Wisconsin during the Korean War.

Prior to retirement, he was employed as an Office Manager for DeFazio Trucking.

He was an avid swimmer, handball/racquetball player and Penn State football fan. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were truly his pride and joy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, William, and Francis Kirkpatrick; sisters, Mary Ruth Slazyk, Elizabeth (Betty) Connell, and Catherine Matiko.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years Grunetta

(Guillorn) Kirkpatrick; son, Thomas Kirkpatrick and his wife, Teresa, Pittston; granddaughter, and light of his life Gina Rose Kirkpatrick; grandson, Anthony Ferrese and his wife Ashley, Pittston; great-grandchildren, Tony and Sienna Ferrese; sister, Patricia Evans, Exeter, sister-in-law, Loretta Kirkpatrick, Pittston, brother-in-law Pete Matiko, Levittown; numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the current funeral restrictions, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.


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