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Thomas W. Schuck

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 14, 2020 @ 8:33 am In Obituaries | 22 Comments

Thomas W. Schuck, 71, formerly of East Petersburg, passed away on May 12, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care.  He was the loving husband of Joan (Shultz) Schuck to whom he was married to for 50 years.

Born in Ashland, PA, he was the son of the late John A. and Elizabeth J. (Mouery) DeMarco and the late Edward Schuck.

After graduating from high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. 

Tom spent much of his professional career as a mail handler with the USPS where he eventually retired from. After retirement he worked part-time for Snavely & Dosch and Manheim Auto Auction. 

In his spare time, Tom enjoyed watching sprint car races, Penn State Football, cheering for his children and granddaughter at their sporting events and of course spending time with his family.  He was also a former member of the American Legion.

In addition to his wife Joan, he is survived by a daughter, Laura Marks (wife of Hans) and a son, Timothy Schuck; and a granddaughter, Hannah Marks all of Lancaster, PA. Also surviving is a brother John DeMarco (husband of Ann) of Harrisburg, PA, a sister, Theresa Nye (wife of Rod) of Mt. Carmel, PA, 2 nieces, Mary DeMarco of Louisiana, Sarah DeMarco of Harrisburg, Pa. a great nephew, Edward DeMarco of Harrisburg, Pa, and multiple cousins of whom he loved dearly, but one in particular that he loved like a sister, Christine Ososkie (wife of Ron) of Kulmont, Pa

Due to the unfortunate circumstances of Covid-19, memorial services will be postponed until friends and family may gather safely.  When available, updates will be posted to DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory’s website as well as in Lancaster Newspaper.  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com 


Condolences for the family of “Thomas W. Schuck”

Condolence from Dawn Staub on May 14th, 2020 2:28 pm

It’s hard to believe that another great soul has left us behind. My heart goes out to you all in this time of loss, but I also know that Uncle Tom is not suffering anymore and is finally at peace. I will always remember him for his raunchy but funny jokes and how he comforted me when we all lost Dave. Please know that you are all in my prayers and that Uncle Tom is in the loving arms of GOD. Love you bunches

Condolence from Theresa d nye on May 14th, 2020 2:31 pm

To my sister in law Joan and niece Laura and nephew Tim and great niece Hannah I’m so sorry for your loss and he will be greatly missed and loved just remember all the good memories you all had and remember how much he loved you all so much and he isn’t suffering no more in pain and he is now with his loved ones in heaven and watching down on all of us and god has gained a angel love u all terry

Condolence from Kristine Yonas on May 14th, 2020 2:40 pm

So sorry Laura. Sending many prayers of love and comfort to you and your family during this difficult time. Kris and Nick

Condolence from Kelly (Portser) Schuessler on May 14th, 2020 3:17 pm

So sorry for your loss, Laura… I have fond memories of your dad cheering us all on at East Pete swim meets and giving us a hard time lifeguarding (in a fun way)… my prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jennifer Murr on May 14th, 2020 7:00 pm

I will never forget Tom. Genuine and kind with a sense of humor that matches my own father. Sending love to your family Sir. Rest in peace

Condolence from Stu Levenson on May 14th, 2020 10:19 pm

So sorry for your loss Joan, Laura, & Tim. The way I see it, G-d needs Tom’s help. He was a special guy. He will help make heaven a better place for all of us.

Condolence from Bruce and Donna Holroyd on May 14th, 2020 10:23 pm

We will miss Tom and his great sense of humor! Our deepest condolences and sympathy for the Family during your time of loss. Tom was a great guy!
God be with all of you… now and theough the years of Remembrance to come.

Condolence from Mary C Armstrong on May 15th, 2020 8:30 am

My condolences to the Schuck family. I worked with Tom at the post office and remember how much we enjoyed the treats Joan would bring to us in the middle of the night. Tom was always so proud of his family. I am sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Priscilla on May 16th, 2020 5:21 pm

I worked at the PO with Tom. You all have my sympathy.

Condolence from Malinda Smith on May 17th, 2020 5:07 am

My condolences to the family..I worked with Tom at the Lancaster P.O. for many years..He was always a riot! He will be missed by many of his Postal family! Rest in peace, Tom Malinda Smith

Condolence from sharry theal on May 17th, 2020 7:14 am

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Tom and I worked together at the USPS as mailhandlers from 1993 until he retired. He loved cars so much but he had a lot of accidents, even at work, he remarked once that he had more than one a week that year. ( That number included both on and off the job.) This was from a man that drove a forklift and tugger at work, loading trailers and getting mail from inside the building to the dock. Tom loved to cook and often brought food to work to share. He was a big part of our lives and it was our blessing to have known him.

Condolence from Cappy Panus on May 17th, 2020 10:22 am

Joan,Laura and Tim
We are so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. Our fondest memories of Tom come from the EP swim team meets.
He exemplified how a parent supports his children in athletics. He helped in whatever capacity was needed by the team and always had a positive outlook for all the EP swimmers.
Joan you lost a wonderful husband and Laura and Tim a great Dad!
There is no doubt that he will continue to “cheer “the family on as you move on without his physical presence. His spirit is alive and well in your hearts and memories.
Peace to you all in this most difficult time.
The Panus Family

Condolence from Ted Fitzgerald on May 17th, 2020 11:08 am

Laura,
I was saddened to read of your father’s passing. I always admired his devotion to your swimming career at East Petersburg during the years when I served as an official. His friendly manner and his enthusiasm were earmarks of the kind person he was. I shall miss him. My sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Stephen and Darla Ihnat on May 17th, 2020 12:28 pm

Dear Joan and children,
Sorry to hear about Tom. Darla will always remember her buddy Tom going outside together during the Bank gatherings. Your family will remain in our prayers.

Condolence from Joe R Segro on May 17th, 2020 1:08 pm

Joan, Laura and Tim,

Very sorry to read of Tom’s passing. I will always remember the fun we had at the PO and going to Penn State games. He was a great guy and quite a character. To live in one’s heart is never to die. Thinking of you and Semper Fi!

Condolence from Connie Eyler on May 17th, 2020 5:30 pm

Joan,
It sadden me for I do remember the day I was in your wedding then the following year you were in mind. That was many years ago. We do have a day to look forward too when the Lord call us home and we meet Jesus and our love ones again.
John 3;16

Condolence from Jim Riedel on May 17th, 2020 8:31 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I was born and raised in Lancaster and started at the Lancaster Post Office in where I met Tom. I repaired the mail sorting equipment that Tom operated and I always gave him hell when it broke. I told him it was always his fault!! And a night didn’t go by without him bitching about how Penn State should have done this and why didn’t they do that. I transferred to Oklahoma in 1995 so I haven’t seen him since then. but his day to day friendliness will always be a memory for me. My prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Primo on May 18th, 2020 12:16 pm

Mr. Schuck was a great man and loved his family dearly. He was always accepting and treated me like an extension of his family, for that, I’m grateful. I’ll miss our conversations. He’ll be missed. Condolences.

Condolence from Sam & Rosemary Minder on May 20th, 2020 12:00 pm

Joan, Laura & Tim,
Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of Tom. Remembering him brings smiles to us as he was such a fun person to be around during East Pete swim meets and baseball games. He was a good friend to those he met along his path in life. Wishing you many happy memories and hoping with time, a gentle peace will return to your lives.

Condolence from Bettyann Wood on May 21st, 2020 11:26 pm

Joan, Laura & Tim,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Even after your move Tom would make his way back to East Pete where we would share pool & swim team stories. So glad he stopped by! Will always remember how he would light up when filling us in whats new with the family he loved so much. Cherish the memories and may he always be with you & close to your heart.

Steve & Bettyann Wood

Condolence from Judy Errigo on May 27th, 2020 7:58 pm

Joan I am so sorry to hear about your husband Tom. My sympathies to you and your family. I also lost my husband Chip. If you ever want to talk please contact me.

Condolence from Chris Wagner on July 27th, 2020 10:07 am

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. It’s been many years since I lived in East Petersburg, but I remember Tom fondly showing his support for his kids and family and all of the EP swimmers during summer time swim meets. My sincerest condolences to the Schuck family.

Chris Wagner

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