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Thomas Bisco, 83, of Brewster, MA passed away on Tuesday, April 9th at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA. Thomas was born on May 27th, 1935 to John and Mary “Swetz” Bisco who were both lifetime residents of Shenandoah, PA.
He graduated from W. Mahanoy Township H.S. and then served in the United States Army. Thomas later graduated from Penn State University with a mechanical engineering degree. Upon graduation, Thomas began a 42-year career at Union Carbide Corporation (subsequently acquired by Praxair Inc. and Foseco) in Tarrytown, NY. While employed he was granted several U.S. patents for his engineering design work.
He was a member of St. Michaels’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Shenandoah, PA and subsequently at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed retirement with residences in Cape Cod, MA and Las Vegas, NV. Tom loved traveling, spending time with his family, included his beloved dogs, hunting, fishing, listening to music and Penn State football. He was a devoted grandfather, especially supportive to his grandson Dennis with autism and granddaughter Kaitlyn.
Besides his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harry and John, and 3 sisters, Ann, Mary, and Sandra.
Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Bette Ann “Gibson” Bisco, 2 daughters, Elizabeth Moore and Jacqueline (Jonathan) Songer – both of Brewster, MA, 1 brother, Stephen Bisco – Allentown, PA, 1 sister, Dorothy Bisco – Weston Place, Shenandoah, PA, 4 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Moore, Dennis Moore, Grace Songer and Betsey Songer and numerous nieces and nephews.
Panachida Services will take place on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:30am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah and will be officiated by Msgr. Myron Grabowsky. A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning from 8 to 10:30am at the funeral home. Interment will follow services in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.