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July 14, 1954 - October 1, 2022
Burial Date October 7, 2022
Funeral Home Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc.
Cemetery Cathedral Cemetery
Church Divine Mercy Parish
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Thomas (Tom) Scanlon, 68, of Scranton, died unexpectedly Saturday at home.
Born July 14, 1954, and raised in the Minooka section of Scranton, he was the son of the late Paul J. Sr. and Margaret Mary (Lehman) Scanlon. A graduate of the former South Catholic High School where he was a baseball standout, he then earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Marywood University before studying for his master’s degree at Temple University. He taught business courses for the N.I.E. before working as a stock broker for Merrill Lynch. He was perhaps most well-known as the owner and operator of several area bars and restaurants, most notably the Dunmore Deli.
Able to make friends wherever he went, Tom had an infectious personality. Undoubtedly caring, he was always there for his loved ones. He loved his sports, especially baseball (New York Yankees fan) and always enjoyed playing golf (a longtime member of the Elmhurst Country Club). He would never pass up a good Krispy Kreme glazed, the opportunity to go golfing or the chance to spend time with family and friends. He’ll never be forgotten.
He is survived by his family, including his children, Devin Scanlon, Arlington, Va.; and Maggie Gurganus and husband, Michael, Bentonville, Ark.; brothers, Patrick Scanlon and wife, Catherine (Cathy), South Abington Twp.; and Paul Scanlon Jr. and wife, Cindy, Laurel, Md.; his former wife, Sandy (Whah) Scanlon, Clarks Summit; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Burial will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Friday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to church.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton.