Thomas L. Tobias


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Thomas L. Tobias, 81 of Pine Grove, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born on October 25, 1931 in Pine Grove Twp., he was a son of the late William E. and Minnie E. Wenrich Tobias.

Thomas was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Pine Grove, where he had formerly served on the Church consistory.

He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School.

Thomas had been employed in the Extrusion Department of Alcoa Aluminum.

Thomas was a Korean Conflict Army Veteran having served with the HQ Co 167th Trans Truck Bn. He received the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars. He also served with the 121st Truck Unit with the Penna. National Guard.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Evelyn M. Neidlinger Tobias, two sons, Marty Tobias , William and wife Kristine Tobias, a daughter, Valerie wife of Martin Beck all of Pine Grove; six grandchildren, Aurie Tobias, Megan Beck, Tessa Beck, Madison Beck, Alexandra Tobias, Riley Tobias; one great-grandchild, Keegan Kreiser; and two sisters, Ada Schneck and Claire Williams both of Pine Grove.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the St. Peter's UCC Memorial Fund, 277 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963, in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

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