Thomas T Smeltzer

September 2, 1946 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 72)

Paxinos – Thomas T. Smeltzer, 72, passed away May 2, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Shamokin on September 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Alberta (Yoder) Smeltzer. He graduated from Shamokin High School and got his Bachelor’s Degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

On June 12, 1971, he married Deborah Rhoads, who survives. Thomas was an English and History Teacher at North Schuylkill High School, where he retired in 2003. Thomas was a member of the Masonic Lodge #255 in Shamokin.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Deborah Smeltzer of Paxinos; a daughter, Doctor Audrey D. Smeltzer-Schwab and her husband Doctor Brian M. Schwab of Temple; a son, Thomas D. Smeltzer and his wife Patricia of NJ; two grandsons, John Schwab and Luke Schwab; a granddaughter, Hailey Schwab; and a sister-in-law, Barbara A. Kopp of FL. Along with his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Elsie Rhoads; and a brother-in-law, Harold Kopp.



Thomas T. Smeltzer, 72, Paxinos – Funeral service will be held Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 am with Reverend Joan Brown, Officiating, in the Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery following the service. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Shamokin Masons, Shamokin 255 F&AM, P. O. Box 386, Shamokin, PA, 17872. To send condolences to the family please visit

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