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🇺🇸 Thomas Charles Oliver, 59 – Served in the U.S. Navy

Thomas Charles Oliver, age 59, of St. Clair, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah on November 22, 1960, he was the son of the late Clare and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Oliver.

Tom was a graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, Class of 1978. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1978 till 1982. Tom worked as an Airfield Foreman at the Reading Regional Airport for 36 years.

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair. Tom loved traveling and he and Carol got married in his favorite place, St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Tom also loved the Philadelphia Eagles and his dogs: Ginger and Peanut.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Judy Swirsky, Gloria Kershitsky, Kathy Swirsky, and Pamela Swirsky Tom is survived by his wife of 14 years, Carol Ann (Yaneck) Oliver, Saint Clair; a daughter Tanya Oliver and a son Tommy Oliver, both of Girardville; two step-sons: David and Joseph Mengle, both of Saint Clair; three granddaughters: Lily, Aiva, and Addison; four sisters: Ann Marie Swirsky, Marlene Rudisill and her husband John, and Diane Zimmerman and her husband Robert, all of Shenandoah, and Mary Price and her husband Robert, Pottsville; two brothers: Joseph Swirsky, Shenandoah and Clare Oliver Jr, Frackville; eleven nieces and nephews and thirteen great nieces and great nephews.

Services and interment will be held private due to the pandemic situation. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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