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Thomas Joseph Grobosky

Thomas Joseph Grobosky, 87, of Scranton, formerly of Pittston, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021 at the West Side Kozy Comfort Personal Care Center, Scranton. He was born in Duryea on November 22, 1934 and was the son of the late Michael and Sarah Kalson Grobosky.

As a boy, Tom played along the towpath of the Susquehanna and Lackawanna Rivers. He was a graduate of Duryea High School, and a US Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. Thomas had many jobs over the years, from a farm worker at Cremard Farms, to a night watchman at Consolidated Cigar.


Thomas loved movie trivia and U.S. History. Over the years, he enjoyed spending time with his extended family and celebrating the special occasions with his many nieces and nephews. He was truly a special person to all and will be deeply missed.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Stanley and Michael and his sister Agnes Lyback.


Surviving are his sisters Rose Marie Grobosky, of Scranton and Augustina MacDonald, of Pittston as well as his brother Edward of Cincinatti, OH. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and many cousins.


Tom’s family would like to thank the staff of the West Side Kozy Comfort Care Center for caring for Tom in recent years. The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff of the Compassionate Care Hospice for their kindness and compassion.


Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10th at 2:00pm at St. Joseph Cemetery, Phoenix St., Duryea with Rev. Michael Shambora officiating and military honors provided by the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.



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