Thomas D. Mallas, 73, Scranton, died Sunday at home under the care of his wife, Eileen. He was the loving husband of 47 years, married to the former Eileen McLaine.
Born Nov. 1, 1947, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Martha (Peko) Mallas.
A graduate of the Dunmore High School, he received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Scranton. Tom proudly was dedicated to Dempsey Uniforms & Linen Supply, Jessup, as vice president of operations, where he was employed for 55 years from an early age. He honorably served in the United States Army Reserves and retired as captain.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville, and professional organizations. Tom enjoyed sharing wonderful times with his family at their cottage at Spruce Lake and Rocky the dog. Tom took teasing to an art, the more he teased you, the more he loved you. He loved his home and work families with all his heart. Tom was once an avid jogger. He enjoyed walks, especially at Nay Aug Park, and daily rides. He truly enjoyed the Christmas season and happy times with his family.
In the wee hours of the morning, Tom began the next chapter of his new life by falling into the arms of his mom, dad, his brother, Nicky; and many other beloved family and friends who passed before him.
The family extends sincere appreciation to the those who cared for Tom, the at-home caregivers, the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the caregivers at Elmcroft Memory Care Facility.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kristine Warren and husband, Jason, Orlando, Fla.; and Kimberly Mallas, New Freedom, Pa.,; two grandsons, Troy and Kai Warren, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Jeffrey Mallas and his wife, Karen, Scranton; an aunt, Estelle Hanis of Roaring Brook Twp.; nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by a beloved brother, Nicholas Mallas.
The funeral will be Thursday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1101 Willow St., Peckville, to be celebrated by the Rev. Andrew Kurovsky, pastor.
Interment, Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore. A viewing will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, Donor Care Center, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, KS 66675-8540, or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for Alzheimer's Patients, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
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