Thomas J. Donlin
Thomas John Donlin Thomas John "Dietz" Donlin III, 69, of Jim Thorpe, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at the Gnaden Huetten Hospital ER. He was the husband of Diane L. (Remmel) Donlin. They had celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 13. Born in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Thomas John Jr. and Emma (Cumming) Donlin. He had attended Mauch Chunk Catholic High School and graduated with the Marian class of 1965.He was a U.S. Army sergeant and served a 14-month tour in Vietnam. He had worked at Blue Ridge Pressure Castings of Lehighton for 13 years. He then was employed at the Tobyhanna Army Depot from where he retired. Tom was an avid reader. He also liked gardening, muscle cars and the Patriots. He enjoyed his coin collection and collecting coins. He was a member of the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Thomas John Donlin IV of Jim Thorpe; sisters, Judith, wife of Richard Hadesty of Tamaqua, Mary, wife of Paul Kroculick of Horseheads, N.Y., and Nancy Gehres of West Islip, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews. Service: A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe, with the Rev. John Wagner officiating. There will be a memorial visitation from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials in his name may be sent to Carbon County Friends of Animals, 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe 18229; or Wounded Warriors, US PO Box 837, Ridgecrest, CA 93556.
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