The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 12, 2013

Thomas L. Engleman Sr., 95, West Milton

The Daily Item

— WEST MILTON — Thomas L. Engleman Sr., 95, of West Milton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.

He was born July 22, 1918, in Milton, a son of the late Merrill F. and Blanche V. (Gallagher) Engleman. Thomas married the former Cora Wands in 1940, and they celebrated 25 years of marriage before her death on May 24, 1965. He then married the former Mary E. Lesher on July 31, 1967, and she survives. They celebrated 46 years of marriage.

He attended Milton High School. Thomas served in the Army during World War II and received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

Thomas worked for Milton Machine Works and then went to work for and retired from Continental Can, Milton, in 1980.

He was a lifetime member of the Elks and Moose clubs of Milton and a 60-year member of American Legion Post 71.

He was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, all kinds of vegetables and apple, peach and pear trees.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Thomas is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas “Terry” Jr. and Pauletta, of Ephrata; one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Gary McWilliams, of West Chester; one stepdaughter, Betty Tiffany and her companion, Sam Moyer, of Milton; five grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Cora, Thomas was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Paul, Fred and Bill, and four sisters, Pearl, Mary, Edna Mae and Ann Louise.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton, followed by the funeral at 11 with Pastor Marc Zeisloft officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Home Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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