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Thomas Russell Sartori, 73, of South Abington Twp., died Sunday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He was the husband of the former Ellen Blend. The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21.
Born July 24, 1945 in Honesdale, son of the late Thomas Russell and Mary Kearney Sartori, he was a 1963 graduate of Honesdale Catholic High School and received his bachelor of science in physiology from the University of Scranton. He had been a Pa. state trooper for more than 25 years and owned and operated J & T Electrical Co., White Haven, for more than 36 years in conjunction with his brother.
Tom was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and hunter who was respected and loved by all who knew him. His gentle smile will be sadly missed.
Surviving are two sons, Stephen Russell and wife, former Kelley Potter, and their children, Nathan Thomas and Ashley Lynn, Newton Twp.; and son, Phillip Raymond and wife, former Erin Downey, and their children, Stella Rae, Dominic Downey and Maddox Thomas, Fairfax, Va.; a brother, James J. and wife, former Ellen Murray, White Haven; and a sister, Mary Barbara Sartori, Millsboro, Del.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from Church of St. Benedict, 1800 Newton-Ransom Blvd. Newton Twp., to be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Hawley.
The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers, 1110 Meade St., Dunmore, PA 18512; or St. Ann’s Basilica, 1239 St. Ann’s St., Scranton, PA 18504.
To the Family:Very sorry for your loss. There are (9) resurrections recorded in the scriptures. They provide evidence, give hope and encouragement that our love ones can live again too. How delightful that will be! Luke 7:11-15. In the meantime let God’s word continue to strengthen and comfort you. John 17:3
W.J. Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn Tom's death. May he enjoy life everlasting.Edward M. Kelly (great grandson of Daniel and Mary Leahy Kelly)
Edward M. Kelly Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the Blue Stone. I have many fond memories of him and he won't be soon forgotten.
Scott Ringleben Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM
The world has so many girls, but very few princes. Tom was a prince among ordinary men, a real rarity. So sorry for your loss Stephen, Phil and Ellen...so very sorry. Thinking of you, xo Lisa
Lisa Stetler Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM
Our hearts are so sad at losing dear, sweet Tom. Someone said, "No one is truly gone until no one remembers them" or "No one is truly gone until their name is spoken no more". Tom will live on in thoughts, words and memories forever. Mike and Lesly
Mike and Lesly Blend Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. My prayers are with you and your beautiful family.
Helen Ann Mattoni Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM