Thomas J. Lahart, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013, at the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility in the Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Twp., where he was a guest for the past few weeks. He and his wife, Constance "Connie" Mazeikas Lahart, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2012.
Born in Larksville, he was a son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Sadie Houlihan Lahart. He was a graduate of Larksville High School and had attended Kings College. Thomas is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., having served as a PBJ radio gunner in WWII and the Korean War. Until 1970, he continued to serve in the Marine Corps. Reserves and had earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Craft Associates and later Comfort Design, Kingston. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston and formerly a member of St. Casimir's Church, Pittston prior its closure. Thomas was also a member of the Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens of Exeter, and the Big Band Society, Pittston, the Marine Bombing Squadron Six Thirteen Assoc., and a life member of the VFW Post 283, Kingston.
Thomas was a beloved husband, brother, and uncle. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who were blessed to have known and loved him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sisters, Kathryn "Kay" Walton and her husband, Edward, Edwardsville; Sally Baloga and her husband, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre, and Peggy Ungvarsky, Smithsburg, MD; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Smith.
The funeral will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 8:45AM from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston. Interment with military honors, by the U.S. Marine Corps., will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Pittston.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday, February 8, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M., at the funeral home.