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Thomas P. “Moose” Miersky

Thomas P. "Moose" MierskyThomas P. “Moose” Miersky, 72, of William Penn, Shenandoah, passed away early Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah on December 29, 1946, he was a son of the late Steven and Anna (Kravitz) Miersky.

He was a 1964 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

US FlagMr. Miersky was a decorated Air Force veteran, having served his country during the Vietnam era.

Moose was a retired supervisor at the former St. Jude Polymer Corp., Frackville. Earlier in life, he was the owner and operator of Shirley’s Bar in William Penn.

He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly Saint Stephen’s Church, and was a life member of the William Penn Fire Company and the Six County Firemen’s Association. Moose was an avid outdoorsman, having enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping, and was a loyal and ardent Seattle Seahawks fan. Above all else, he treasured the time spent with his grandchildren.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two brothers, Steven and Ronald Miersky. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Seattle SeahawksSurviving are his wife of 25 years, Barbara (Rumbel) Marnell Miersky; three sons, Andrew Marnell, of Shenandoah, Tony Marnell, of Allentown, and Jeffrey Marnell and his wife, Amy, of Hegins; one daughter, Brooke Huss and her husband, Michael, of Girardville; four grandchildren, Tyler and Allison Marnell and Natalie and Calysta Huss; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Religious services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas P. “Moose” Miersky Has 9 Condolences Posted:

  1. Frank and Peggy Dziczek says:

    Barb and family,
    So sorry to hear of Moose’s passing. We did intend to come up this morning, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. We will always remember Moose for his humor. He could always make us laugh. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Peggy and Frank

  2. Janet M. Selsavage says:

    Barbara, so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. He was my first playmate as a very young child. He was a great friend all our years of growing up.. May he rest in peace.

  3. Mr.and Mrs Abdo says:

    Barbara, So sorry to hear about tom. I will always have the best of memories of him.

  4. Russ Brown says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Barbara. I had the great honor to serve our great nation alongside Tom. He was a true friend and will be missed. RIP Tom and thank you for your service to our great nation.

  5. RON & SUSAN KNAPP says:

    Barb & Family,
    Our very deepest sorrow on the passing of Tom. We have soooo many wonderful memories of Moose from a long time ago. His stories always kept us entertained. He will be deeply missed. RIP our dear friend.

  6. Danette Laskowsky says:

    Dear Barbara,
    I will miss my Special Cousin Tommy! I loved the cards and care packages you both sent me over the years. He knew what I liked and couldn’t find in Florida. You went out of your way to show your love for me and I appreciate it. I will miss my Special, Special Cousin, You know I will pray for him as I do for ALL my family and I will light a candle for him.
    Danette

  7. Mary Kay (Shumski) and Kermit Wegner says:

    Dearest Barbara,
    We are so sorry for your lose. YOU have been so wonderful a soul-mate to our
    Dear Cousin! So caring, loving and supportive, God bless you and yours! We
    will miss Tommy, our last MIERSKY cousin. It’s a very very sad day! Our love and thoughts and prayers are with you all! Warm hugs! Mary Kay and Kermit, Retired
    USAF Cousins salute YOU, Tommy! We will pray for you!

  8. Jonathan Kravitz says:

    Barbara, so sorry to hear about cousin Tommy. He was a great guy. Mary Anne and I pray for you all during this sad time.

  9. Paula Keiser says:

    Extending thoughts and prayers to you and the family Barbara on this sudden passing of my cousin Tommy. Take good care!