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Thomas Flaherty, 84, – Made Daily Trip to Frackville McDonalds for Coffee


Thomas Flaherty, 84, of Morea, PA, passed away Thursday, August 6th, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Thomas was born in Shenandoah, PA on June 5, 1936, the son of the late Veronica (Lehigh) and Thomas Flaherty.

He attended local schools.

Thomas was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the former St. Canicus Church, Mahanoy City.

Tom had worked as an appliance repairman at Troyanoski Electric before retiring. After which enjoyed spending time with his family and tinkering around in his garage as well as daily visits to the Frackville McDonald’s for his morning coffee and going to the Black Diamond or M&M Redzone for the daily lottery numbers and his evening beverage.

He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Krolick) Flaherty and is preceded in death by two sons SSGT Robert and John Flaherty and a grandson Daniel G. Sleva, Jr.

Thomas is survived by four daughters, Veronica, wife of Russell Williams, of Mahanoy City; Patricia, wife of Daniel Sleva Sr., of Morea; Susan, wife of Gustavo Suglia, of Middletown DE; Kathleen, wife of Rodney Donmoyer, of Tower City. Four sons Thomas, husband of Judy Flaherty, of Delano; Michael Flaherty, of McAdoo; William Flaherty companion of Valerie Nagle of Tremont; Stephen, husband of Stacey Flaherty, of Mayfield.

He is also survived by 15 Grandchildren, Tom Jr., Edward, Amber, Russell Jr., Kristen, Allishia, Tiffany, Shauna, Marissa, Dante, Gaetano, Jonathan, Kelly, Cordell, Todd and 3 Great Grandchilren Chloe, Lillianna, and Peyton.

Religious Service at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA, at 11 AM on Monday, August 10th, with Fr. Joseph Whalen and Deacon John Setlock officiating.

Friends and family may call for visitation on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM and Monday 9 to 11 AM at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Family prefers donations to: Daniel G Sleva Jr., Memorial Foundation, St Judes or Hillside SPCA.

Interment at Skyview Memorial Park Tamaqua, PA

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, send sympathy cards, or view Video Tribute.

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