Thomas Richards, 91, of Pittston, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston on April 17, 1925, he was the son of the late Thomas and Hattie Rose Richards. He attended Pittston schools and had worked for Newcomb Brothers Coal Co. and West Pittston Consolidated Cigar Co. Thomas was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L. (Lynch) Richards, in 2007; sisters, Mary Keating, Alice Pompiewicz and Ruth Richards; and brother, Frank Richards. Thomas is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston. There will be no calling hours. Online condolences may be made by visiting Mr. Richards' obituary at www.adoniziofuneralhome.com .
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