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Thomas J. Chuckra

March 3, 1926 - September 7, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: September 11, 2019

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Thomas J. Chuckra, 93, of Freeland passed away Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.
Born in Freeland on March 3, 1926 he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Stelmock) Chuckra.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church and the Eckley Social and Sports Club.
Thomas was employed by Balas Distributing in Freeland for over 30 years prior to retirement.
He was an honorably discharged Army veteran of WWII. He was deployed to Italy and later was an MP in Florida.
He was a fan of Penn State football and Duke University basketball watching the games on television. Tom an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and picking huckleberries and mushrooms in the local woods. Thomas took pride in his backyard summer garden of tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his Wife the former Lillian Antolick – 2008. Son; Thomas Jr. – 2011. Brother; Carl and sister; Emily Lukas.
Surviving are his devoted son and caregiver; John. Brothers; Joseph Jr. and his wife Madeline, Robert and his wife Darlene, and William. Daughter in law; Mary Frances Chuckra, all of Freeland. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday 10 am in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church 898 Centre St. Freeland.
Burial will follow in Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Freeland.
Friends may call at the McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland on Tuesday from 5 to 7pm. There will be no Wednesday morning calling hours.

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