Thomas Anthony Smullen, Sr.

October 12, 1943 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 78)


Thomas A. Smullen, Sr., age 78, of Palo Alto, PA passed away on Saturday, February 19th, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Pottsville. 

Born in Kaska, PA on October 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Anthony and Sarah (O'Neill) Smullen.

Tom was a graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School, Class of 1961. He then served in the U.S. Navy as a EM3 from August 1961 till October 1964. Tom worked as a lineman for P.P. and L. until retiring in 2004.

Tom was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in St. Clair, the Citizen's Fire Company in Palo Alto and the Navy Club in Minersville. Tom was an avid hunter and a fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Anna Marie Elo.

Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan M. (Tonitis) Smullen, Palo Alto; a son Thomas A. Smullen Jr., Palo Alto; a daughter Christa M. Hudec and her husband Martin, Orwigsburg; a grandson Cameron; a sister Agnes Gately, Palo Alto; and nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Monday March 21, 2022 at 11:30AM at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, with Pastor Robert Scheaffer officiating. There will be no procession to the cemetery from the Funeral Home.

 The Robet A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


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Graveside Service
March 21, 2022

11:30 AM
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Annville, PA 17003

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