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.