ELYSBURG — Thomas A “Turk” Shervinskie Sr., 85, of 346 N. Market St., died during the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, with his family by his side after a brief illness and following a slow progression of 12 years of Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Coal Township, Oct. 11, 1936, a son of the Late Anthony J. and Julia A. (Shaloka) Shervinskie. He was a former resident of the Ferndale section of Coal Township and lived in Elysburg for the past 54 years.

Thomas was a 1954 graduate of Coal Township High School and furthered his education attending multiple vocational trade evening classes.

He was married Feb. 7, 1959, to the former Eleanor T. Shosh at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by the Rev. Father Robert Strome.

He was employed by H. H. Knoebel Sons Inc. for 46 years with the majority of his working years as the plumber throughout the expanse of the amusement park, campground and lumber yard. He retired in 2002.

Thomas was a member of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, in Elysburg, where he also served as an usher for many years; member of the Knights of Columbus Father Charles R. Slough Council 14161, holding a life membership; former member of the Mount Carmel and Shamokin Knights of Columbus; and Fourth Degree member of the Cardinal Mindzenty Council, Knights of Columbus, in Shamokin. During the 1950s he was a member of the Black Knights Car Club and a former member of the Elysburg Fish and Game Club.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who took a great deal of pride in teaching these skills to his family.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor, having celebrated 62 years of wedded bliss this year; five children, Thomas A. Shervinskie II and his life partner, Talie MacArther, of Lamar, Michael E. and Sandra Shervinskie, of Sunbury RD, Suzanne Shervinskie, of Canterbury New Hampshire, James J. and Diana Shervinskie, of Columbia Cross Roads, and Kevin J. Shervinskie, of Trevorton Road; 10 grandchildren, Erin E. Shervinskie and her significant other, William Purvis, Dr. Caleb T. and Jennifer Shervinskie, Nathan R. Shervinskie and his fiancée, Marissa Herb, McClain Reamer-Shervinskie, Michael J. and Tara Shervinskie, Chelsea Shervinskie and her fiancé, Ryan Davis, Michaela Shervinskie, Abbie Shervinskie, Brianna Shervinskie and Luke T. Leffer; a great-grandson, Andy Ribbands; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Theresa and Richard Seroski.

SHERVINSKIE — Thomas A “Turk” Shervinskie, 85, of 346 N. Market St., Elysburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 599 W. Center St., in Elysburg. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and form 9 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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