Thomas John Ciesielski, 79, of Carbondale, died Saturday July 29th at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton. His wife is the former Margaret Wilson. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 2.
Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary A. Barron Ciesielski. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Tom was educated at St. Mary’s School, Dickson City, and he was a 1962 graduate of Cathedral High School, Scranton. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War having been stationed in Germany as a driver for a United States colonel. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 221, and a social member of the Moxie Club, both of Carbondale. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a perforated machine operator at Quality Perforating Inc., Carbondale.
An avid Penn State, Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Dolphins fan, he enjoyed playing golf with the Lapera Oil Co. League, loved horse racing and was an avid bowler.
His family wishes to thank Dr. Ferdinand J. Manahan at the DaVita Dialysis Centers in Childs, Eynon and Scranton, as well as Dr. Matthew Haley and physician’s assistant, Joan Cerra, for the care they gave Tom over the years.
A very special thanks to all the staff of Allied Services Skilled Nursing, 1 North and especially his aids and nurses.
Also surviving are two sisters, Florence Mancini, Halifax; and Irene Foley (Jim), Dickson City; a sister-in-law, Ann Luparella, Florida; a brother-in-law, Wesley Tolley, Carbondale. He loved all his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews from both sides of the family, especially Charlene O’Bara, Tony Gallis and Scott Mancini; and his godchildren, Edward Gallis, David Mancini and Brittany Melone Marcinkevich.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Celia Gallis and husband, Anthony; brothers-in-law, Barry Mancini; and Jack Simon and his wife, Janet; and a nephew and godchild, Wesley Tolley.
The funeral will be Thursday August 3rd with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Entombment with military honors at Our Mother of Sorrows Mausoleum, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until Mass time.
Arrangements by the Brennan and Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale. Memorial donations made be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.