Karin E. Thomas

Karin E. Thomas, 72, Mountain Top, died November 13, 2015, after a long, courageous battle with cancer, in the Smith Health Care, Ltd. In Mountain Top.

Her husband of 51 years is John P. Thomas.

Karin was born July 18, 1943 in Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria. She was the daughter of the late John and Maria Carolina Fischer Roskoski. Karin was a graduate of Lake-Lehmen High School and the Wilkes-Barre Business College. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mountain Top.

Karin was a soprano singer being involved with the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society; St. Jude’s choir for 40 years, and was a canter for St. Jude’s Church. Karin was an avid reader as well as a cyclist. She was a gourmet cook and excellent baker, known for her apple pie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Roskoski.

Surviving, in addition, to her husband are her children, John and Kelly Thomas, Mountain Top; David Thomas, Wilkes-Barre; Dian Thomas and Stephen Booth, Drums; Paul and Missy Thomas, Mountain Top; her grandchildren, Josie Thomas, Sarah Thomas, Emily Thomas, Christina Thomas and Paul Thomas Jr.; her sisters: Shirley Gingo, Dallas; and Erica Keiper, Nanticoke; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:15 a. m. from Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mountain Top with the Rev. Joseph Evanko as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4 until 7 p. m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA. 18707.