Julia Thomas

Obituary of Julia Thomas

Julia M. (Julie)Thomas, 56, of Nanticoke passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by loving family. After battling illness for the past year and a half, she was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Born on September 8, 1963 in Cleveland, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late William H. Thomas and the late Mary Lou Davis Thomas Zdipko Julie lived in Nanticoke most of her life and graduated from John S. Fine High School, Nanticoke, class of 1982. She was employed as a purchasing and receiving coordinator at Keyco Distributors, Hanover Township for 17 years, retiring last fall due to her illness. She was also employed by Golden Technology and H&R Block. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Nanticoke and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 834, where she played an active role in various social events and community outreach. Julie was a very social person who enjoyed life. She was always “the life of the party”, and was the type of person that everybody wanted to say hello to. She was an avid sports fan and loved trips to the casinos. Her biggest accomplishment was her devotion to her family. She was a best friend to her children, Tommy and Nicole and loved time with her grandson, Wyatt. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Michael Zdipko on August 10, 2019 and her mother, Mary Lou (Babe) Zdipko on May 21, 2020. Surviving is her daughter, Nicole Fortuna, Nanticoke; son, Thomas Fortuna (Katie Bennett), Plains; grandson, Wyatt Fortuna; companion, John Rosick; sister, Beth McCagh and husband, Frank, Southwest Ranches, FL; brother, William J. Thomas Sr. (Chris Kozak), Nanticoke; nephews, John McCagh and wife, Auna and William Thomas Jr.; a niece, Megan Indeglia and husband, Paul; great-nephews, Nicholas and Anthony Indeglia and great-niece, Braeya McCagh. Viewing and visitation hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Zion United Church of Christ 40 W. Main Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. Barry M. Lohman, her pastor, officiating. Private interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, West Nanticoke.
Thursday
20
August

Viewing and Visitation hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Friday
21
August

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:40 am
Friday, August 21, 2020
Zion United Church of Christ
40 West Main Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
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