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Thomas J. Kindred

September 25, 2016

U.S. Veteran


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Thomas J. Kindred

September 25, 2016


Thomas J. Kindred, 86, of Bear Creek Township passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home.


Born in White Haven on March 11, 1930, he was the son of the late Thomas and Veronica Ziminski Kindred.


Tom proudly served our country during the Korean War, having achieved the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army.  Among the service medals he had been awarded were the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Army Combat Infantry Badge and the United Nations Service Medal (Korea).


Until his retirement, he was employed for 30 years for the government in the Laboratory Service at the VA Medical Center as a Medical Technician.  He was also employed for 4 years, in that capacity, at the Mercy Hospital in Scranton.


Enjoying wildlife, some of his favorite past times included hunting, fishing and golf.  He especially enjoyed traveling and spending time with his friends and family.


He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Marvin, Melvin and Ronald Kindred and by his sisters, Charlene Bogutski, Marie Vankevich and Bernice Druffner.


Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Rosemary Meys Kindred; his sister, Alice Patton, Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 am in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 5700 Bear Creek Blvd. (Rte. 115), Bear Creek.  Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Thursday from 4 – 7 pm at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue Wilkes-Barre and on Friday from 9:30 – 10am at the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Church, 5700 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek, PA  18702.


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