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Charles “Chuck” J. Thomas

Charles “Chuck” J. Thomas, 64, of Avoca, passed away on Wednesday, August 19 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Scranton, on October 3, 1955 and was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Chilek) Thomas.

Chuck was a graduate of Wildwood NJ High School and he attended Cape May Vocational School with a concentration in mechanical design.

He was employed as a mechanical designer across various industries throughout the NEPA area.

Charlie was a lover of music, high-fi stereo equipment and was an ardent bass guitar musician.

Along with his love of music, Charlie’s personal interests included astronomy, military history and classic and performance automobiles. He was full of knowledge and enjoyed sharing that knowledge with those he loved.

He was active in his community as a Brother of Valley Lodge 499 and 25 plus year member of the Duryea Lions Club, acting as secretary for each.

We will never forget that Charlie was a loving, kind, and passionate husband, father and friend.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 38 years Teddie (Yuhas) Thomas, his son Chuck Thomas, Jr. and his fiancé Jessie Young of York Pa, his sister Clare Thomas of Delaware as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 4:30pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev. Sharon Dietz of the Brick United Methodist Church, Duryea officiating.

Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 2pm until time of service. If attending the service or visitation, please be mindful that masks and physical distancing are required at all times.


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