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June 11, 2018
Burial Date: June 16, 2018
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Thomas O. McGraw
June 11, 2018
Thomas O. McGraw, 60, Browndale, lost a courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at home surrounded by family. His wife is the former Charlene Maile. Thank you to Lehigh Valley Oncology Services and the Allied Services Hospice program for their care and support.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Leo and Alice Madden McGraw, he was a proud member of Local Pipefitters Union 524 for 35 years and had worked as a certified welding inspector in the gas industry for the last seven years. Tom was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two sons, Kevin McGraw, and significant other Kristy Kitchura, Forest City; Michael McGraw and wife, Amanda, Browndale; a daughter, Erica Flaherty and husband, Regis, Nazareth; a grandson, Regis Flaherty and a granddaughter expected in September; five brothers, Patrick, William, Mark, Joseph and John, and sister Barbara who helped care for her brother so that he could spend his final days at home.
We will receive family and friends on Friday, June 15th at Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 74 N. Main St., Carbondale from 4-6PM.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, June 16th at Keen Lake Lodge, 15 Warren Rix Drive, Route 6, Waymart PA at 1PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Biden Cancer Initiative at bidencancer.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home website.