Thomas J. Ohl Jr.


First Posted: 2/10/2013

Mr. Thomas J. Ohl Jr., R.N. BSN, 61, of Dallas, died Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2013, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born in Pittston, he grew up in West Pittston and was a son of the late Thomas J. Sr. and Marjorie Hurtt Ohl.

He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, class of 1969, and a 1977 graduate of Wilkes College with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Tom was employed at the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room nurse and then spent 21 years as a nursing supervisor at the State Correctional Institute, Dallas, until his retirement in 2005. He was currently employed by Geisinger Home Health and Hospice. As a nurse, he touched the lives of many patients and felt fulfilled by his occupation.

Mr. Ohl was a member of the Kunkle Volunteer Fire Company. Tom enjoyed the summers he spent at Harveys Lake when he was growing up. He loved music and especially enjoyed listening to the Beatles. He also had a collection of guitars and ukuleles that he enjoyed playing.

He is survived by his wife, Julianne Stuart; daughters, Jessica Evans and her husband, Blythe, Plymouth; Meredith A. Recek and her husband, Peter, Nanticoke; step-daughters, Rebekah, Jessica and Shayla Stuart, at home; a sister, Helen Roderick, and her husband, Robert, Sullivan’s Island, S.C.; nephews, Robert Roderick and his wife, Ana-Claudia; Ryan Roderick; and a niece, Loren Roderick, and her fiance, Chad.

A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, rear 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth.

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