Thomas Guy Pilosi, 78, a lifelong resident of Taylor, died Thursday evening at Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving, and devoted wife of 59 years, Barbara Stevens Pilosi, who was a true Proverbs 41 woman! Barbara was the only true love of his life as they were together since high school. During his life and with his illness she was the best private duty nurse he could ever have had. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses, Donna Ivanoff and husband Neil, Cheryl Oaten and husband Steve, and Nicholas J Pilosi and wife Vicky, and two sisters, Dorothy Griffiths, and Joy Pilosi. He was preceded in death by an infant brother Nicholas J Pilosi. He is also survived by his grandchildren Lindsay, Tameka, Joseph, Jimmy, Matthew, Nicholas, Nicole, Thomas and Andrew along with great grandchildren Averey, Ayden, Ariana, Emma, Nathan, Aleia, Alex, and Colson.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Nicholas Carmen Pilosi and Dorothy Lewis Pilosi. He was a member of the United Baptist Church of Taylor (The former Welsh Baptist Church) and served on the Board of Trustees. Special thanks to Pastor David Barrett for the pastoral support he so freely gave. Also, many thanks to all the prayer warriors who kept praying with us for Thomas.
Tom was educated in the Taylor schools and joined the work force working at US Textile until their closing. He later delivered for Williams Bakery and finished his work career at Inter Metro and Nardone Bakery. Tom was a very hard worker and had many jobs throughout his life always providing for his family.
Tom thought very highly of his doctor, Dr. Ken Sebastianelli. Family would also like to thank Cindy and Maribeth from Dr. Ken's office. Many thanks as well to Dr. William Auriemma who stepped in when Tom was in the hospital and looked in on him every day. We appreciate the time he took away from his life and family to provide this extra care. We also thank every single staff member of Regional Hospital who had a hand in the care of Tom and our family. The ICU nurses were special angels and never tired of fielding the many wellness calls. Thank you to Dr. Taylor who respected our families wishes to allow our beloved Thomas to transition to his eternal home in the most peaceful way. Every specialist who came into Tom's room with their expertise, were so appreciated. We ask God to grant special blessings upon all the healthcare workers who cared for our family's beloved patriarch, Thomas Guy Pilosi.
Tom lived life to the fullest. He was, as his mother would say "a little stinker" growing up! But he had a love for his parents like none other, and they loved him. He even got his mother to sit on his three-wheeled motorcycle, his beloved "trike"! He loved motorcycles, old cars, the New York Yankees, and where football was concerned, one would think he was on the coaching staff of his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. He also loved attending his grandson's baseball games, and every one knew "Papa Tom" was around when they heard the roar of his bike engine. But the thing Tom loved the most was when his family all got together! He loved all the noise and company that came along with those wonderful family gatherings, and at the end of his life he was surrounded by all of his loving family.
The family asks that in honor of Tom's memory, that instead of gifts and flowers, just do a random act of kindness for someone, expecting nothing in return. If you have a family, plan a gathering together, because afterall, life on earth here is really very short.
There will be no viewing or calling hours however, a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Arrangements and care entrusted to Semian Funeral Home LLC, 704 Union St. Taylor. Please visit www.semiancares.com to share memories and extend condolences
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