2017-05-18 / Obituaries

Kathleen R. Thomas

May 11, 2017


Kathleen R. Thomas Kathleen R. Thomas Kathleen R. Thomas, 74, of Meshoppen, PA, formerly of Midland Park, NJ, passed away Thursday evening, May 11, 2017 at The Gardens of Tunkhannock.

Born on April 4, 1943 in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anna Viola Miller and William F. Priestner. On Dec. 8, 1973, she married Richard “BJ” Thomas, and the couple was married for 42 years until his passing on Feb. 4, 2016. She grew up in Bergen County, NJ, before retiring to Meshoppen in 2006. Kathleen was employed as an office manager for North Jersey Oral Surgeons for 34 1/2 years. She enjoyed quilting, reading, walking, camping and fishing.

Kathleen is survived by her loving son, Gus Hiller, Jr. (Marie) and many brothers and sisters. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Priestner.

Funeral services for Kathleen were held on Monday, May 15 at noon at the Meshoppen United Methodist Church with Reverend Scott Ryan of the church officiating. Family and friends called at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family at the Jersey Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, c/o Bruce Priestner, 164 Auburn Street, Apt. 1, Meshoppen, PA 18630.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Meshoppen.

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