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Thomas J. Driebe

Thomas J. Driebe, 78, of Peckville, passed away Wednesday May 27, 2020, at home.

Born in West Scranton on September 3, 1941, he was the son of the late John and Katherine (Abdalla) Driebe.

Tom graduated from Central Scranton High School and attended the University of Scranton.

He was the owner and operator of the iconic Tom & Jerry’s Restaurant in South Scranton for over 20 years. More recently, Tom operated Tom Driebe Auto Sales on Keyser Avenue. He was dedicated to his businesses and always treated his customers as friends.

Tom was an avid collector of Native American Indian artifacts. He was also a published author of a book on Native American Indians titled, “In Search of the Wild Indian.” Tom was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving is Tom’s wife, Theresa Marie (Pagnani) Driebe; daughter, Dana DeLeo, and her husband Christopher, Poconos; and six grandchildren.

In light of the funeral restrictions due to COVID, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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To Theresa and family, sad to learn about Tom passing away. I didn't know Tom personally, just to say Hi now and then, but everyone knew Tom. Not sure but I thought Tom may have been in Army Reserves when I was there. Lot's of good times at Tom & Jerry's. Jim Strempek



I was very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I grew up around the corner from you guys on Beechwood and have fond memories of Tom. He was a good man and you all have my deepest sympathies. May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time.



Sorry to see this. He was a nice guy worked for him many years ago at the restaurant. Condolences to the family.



Mike Macedonia and family would like to express their deepest regret for your loss, for he will be surely missed. Tom was a very good respected friend and will never be forgotten



I can't say that I have known Tom for most of his life only the last 5 years. He will be remembered by me as a kind and gentle man. Always with a pleasant greeting. I consider myself very fortunate to have had 5 years to call him a neighbor and friend.

Theresa you have lost your beloved husband and best friend. Your devotion and care of him will be remembered forever.

I know mere words offer small comfort in your hours of sorrow. I only wish to express my sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your "good man". How many times you have said, "Tom is such a good man". So now I say to th…

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