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Thomas James Yesalavage

1941 ~ 2019 (age 77)

Thomas J. Yesalavage
February 24, 2019
Thomas James Yesalavage, 77, of Pine Grove, passed away Sunday at his home in Swatara Village.
Thomas was born on July 26, 1941 in Girardville and was a son of the late Albert and Adele UrbanYesalavage.
He was the devoted husband of Mary Rose Dyszel Yesalavage.  They were to celebrate their 60th Anniversary on November 7th.
He was a devoted member of the Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont.
Thomas was a 1959 graduate of Girardville High School.  He graduated from Bloomsburg University and went on to earn his Master's Degree at Villanova University.
He was retired from North Schuylkill High School where he taught math for 30 years.
Following retirement, he worked at Lowe's to pursue another passion of his but mostly to take advantage of the discounts.
He was a craftsman who loved restoring old homes, working on cars and passing those skills on to his children and grandchildren.  He would remind them often to check the oil in their cars.
Thomas is survived by his wife Mary, his two daughters, Judith and Theresa; grandchildren, Thomas, Ryan, Benjamin and Amanda, and a great grandchild Adele Catherine.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a son, James Thomas, sister Eleanor and brothers Jerome and Michael.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry St., Tremont with Father Jason Stokes officiating.  All are warmly invited to attend a visitation between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Church.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Girardville Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. 
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry St. Tremont, Pa. 17981 in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family online at

Donations may be made to:

Most Blessed Trinity Parish
113 Cherry St., Tremont PA 17981

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