Thomas J. Kloss, 84, of Taylor entered into eternal rest on Friday at his home surrounded by his devoted family. His beloved wife, of 61 years, Rose Marie Gurz Kloss, passed away September 21, 2020.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Irwin and Helen Necaskas Kloss. In 1955, he graduated from Taylor High School, attended the University of Scranton and graduated from Johnson School of Technology. He served our country with the United States Army Reserves, attaining the rank of sergeant with the 109th infantry. Throughout his life, Tom worked for Loral, Inc and retired from AT&T, where he was a technician. He was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish. Tom was a member of the Taylor Swiss Lodge, The North American Swiss Alliance and Taylor Hose Company #2. One of his biggest achievements later in life, was obtaining extensive training in the repair and restoration of antique clocks. Tom enjoyed the martial arts, and he received his second-degree black belt, known as the Nidon from Shinko Ryu Karate Do and he also was a ham radio operator.
The Kloss family would like to express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to Bayada Hospice for their outstanding compassionate care.
He is survived by four daughters; Mary Ann Jones and husband, Gary, Old Forge; Ann Marie Webber and husband, Donald, Tucson, Az; Patricia Ann Walker and husband, James and Rose Mary Spory and husband, Richard, all of Scranton; a son, Thomas J. and companion, Sue Dotterer, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; ten beloved grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Kloss and wife, Lynn, New Jersey
Family and friends are invited to attend Tom's funeral, which will begin on Monday at 12:00 pm from the Semian Funeral Home, LLC, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St. Scranton by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call Sunday from 3 PM to 5 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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