Thomas P. Stezar, 68, of Etters, PA, formerly of Clarks Summit, passed away Sunday at home. Tom was born November 14, 1954, in Scranton to the late Jerome and Margaret (Lydon) Stezar. He was the husband of Carol Ann Stezar, and they recently celebrated 45 years of marriage in November.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Scranton. He retired from a 35-year career with the US Army Department of Defense beginning at Tobyhanna Army Depot and including Fort Monmouth, NJ and Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. As a lead electrical engineer, he supported the communications control command (CECOM/Command Control), including having a pivotal role in the base realignment and closure (BRAC).
Tom loved being outdoors; regardless of the weather, he could always be found doing something in the backyard. He loved fishing, skiing, and kayaking. He was extremely handy and could fix anything and always had a project to work on.
Tom cherished his family, and his favorite role was that of “GaGa” and spending as much time as he could with each of his five grandchildren.
Also surviving; daughters, Nicole Stezar Kaylor of Mechanicsburg and Kelly A. Alitto (Anthony) of New Cumberland; siblings, Jerome Stezar of Rockville, MD, Mary Ellen Weitz of Avoca, Edward Stezar of Scranton, Robert Stezar (Lisa) of Fountain Hill, and Maureen Scalzo (Frank) of Dunmore; five grandchildren, Barrett, Celia, and Thomas Quinn Kaylor, Parker and Mary Alice Alitto; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother Joseph.
The family would like to extend thanks to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Central PA, as well as several caregivers, for their care and support.
A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 noon at St. Theresa Parish, 1300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Assn., https://www.alz.org/pa or Hospice of Central PA, https://hospiceofcentralpa.org/giving-and-donations/
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