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Thomas W. Lavelle

April 24, 1933 - August 5, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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Thomas W. Lavelle, 88, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Thursday morning at home. His wife is the former Margaret “Peggy” Peffer. The couple would have celebrated their 65th anniversary on September 1st.

Born April 24, 1933 in Scranton, son of the late John and Mary Mulrain Lavelle. Educated in Scranton schools, Tom served in the US Army during the Korean War. An electrician by trade, Tom retired from the IBEW Local #81 and was a dedicated member of its Retirement Club. Of the catholic faith, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish, West Scranton, and the Society of the Faithful.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Tom loved spending time with his family and enjoyed family celebrations. He coached little league and football while his son was playing and even had a championship trophy to show for it. Tom enjoyed hunting and was an avid lifelong Redskins football fan. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving are: his loving children, Joanne Sheridan, Olyphant, Carol Golosky and husband, Steve, Taylor, and Thomas Lavelle, Jr. and wife, Diana, Portland, PA; Grandchildren, Kelli and Joseph Sheridan, Gwendolyn Lavelle, Stephanie and Danielle Golosky; Step grandchildren, Stephen, Benjamin, Jennai, Erron, and Malcolm; numerous nieces and nephews

A grandson, Thomas Lavelle, III; brothers, John, James, William, Al, George Lavelle, and sisters, Mary Lavelle, Betty Michaely, and Claire Orzel preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street to be celebrated by Rev. Richard Fox, pastor. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Oram St., Scranton.
Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 4-7 PM in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website.