CAROLE THOMAS, 77, born February 27, 1946, entered into eternal rest on May 8, 2023, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Pittston, daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Dziwak) Gaydos. Carole was first and foremost a homemaker and mother. She started out as a hairdresser and later went to work at General Hospital. She taught her children how to be independent and self-sufficient. She ensured they knew how to cook and sew. She enjoyed listening to her family’s stories. She would laugh or cry with you depending on the situation. She enjoyed painting in her free time and has claimed several ribbons and accolades for her work. She loved working in her yard and her garden. She especially loved when family paid a visit to spread good news, bad news, or just to sit and chat a bit.
Surviving are her 10 children, 21 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Children: Kimberly Peck of W. Wyoming, Eugene Thomas III and wife Kimberly of Exeter, Shannan Thomas of Kingston, Joseph Thomas of W. Wyoming, Noelle Glazenski and husband Anthony of Hanover Township, Melody Cookus and husband John of Mechanicsburg, Jason Thomas and wife Amy of Dallas, Joshua Thomas and wife Lori of Nanticoke, Kaitlyn Thomas of Harding, and Ashlee Robin of W. Wyoming.
Carole also leaves behind sister Serena Scatena of W. Wyoming, brothers John Gaydos of Mehoopany and Jeffrey Gaydos of W. Wyoming.
Carole was preceded in death by her loving husband Eugene Thomas, Jr., her brother Robert “Bobby” Gaydos, and her parents Joseph and Bertha Gaydos.
The arrangements are entrusted to Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home, Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming.
A Celebration of Life is being planned and will be announced at a later date.
Nancy DeSando saysMay 11, 2023 at 11:07 pm
Jason, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mother.
Barbara Robirds saysMay 13, 2023 at 8:54 pm
To Carole,s children, grandchildren, and great children; Sister Cindy & grandchildren; Brothers Johnny & Jeff & family and to Barbara Dzwiak & family
I remember Carole as a beautiful, thoughtful, loving, no nonsense person with a good sense of humor. She rode horses (not ponies) when she was nine years old courtesy of Caroline (lady in the house next door) who taught her about horses, After taking a homemaking course in 6th grade, she became the family baker of a chocolate cake which she topped with a fluffy boiled vanilla icing. She also volunteered at St. Josephs Church.
We visited her when the children were grown and learned that she made delicious soups with fresh vegetables from the garden, mmmmmmm. Carole was an avid reader and a talented artist. She also sewed many items for the house as well as making clothing.
We are very sorry for your loss. With Prayers, Love and Hugs, Barb & Tim