Thomas R. Ciccarelli

06/22/1944 - 06/07/2024


Obituary For Thomas R. Ciccarelli

Thomas R. Ciccarelli, 79, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danville. He was born on June 22, 1944, in Easton, PA, a son of the late Anthony and Helen Harrington Ciccarelli.

Tom graduated from Bangor High School and later from East Stroudsburg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. He also received a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University where he also received his Superintendent’s Letter.

He was married to his devoted wife of 56 years, Susanne Malone Ciccarelli. They were married on August 12, 1967.

During his first year out of college, he was employed as an elementary school teacher in Hope, New Jersey. He then taught at Washington Elementary School in Bangor, PA where he later became the principal. In 1976, Tom began his career as principal at Wind Gap Elementary School in Pen Argyl, PA. He served as principal for over 20 years. Tom ended his career as a third-grade teacher after serving one year as Superintendent in Pen Argyl, PA.

He was a former member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Roseto, PA where he also served in the Knights of Columbus. Tom was a current member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Danville.

Throughout his life, Thomas found solace in nature, enjoying hunting deer and pheasants and showcasing his finesse as a skilled fly fisherman. His fabulous cooking skills were only outpaced by his generosity. However, his true joy came from cherishing moments with his family, creating countless lasting memories.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Thomas L. Ciccarelli of Danville, and Steven Ciccarelli and his wife Shannon, of Fillmore, Utah as well as three grandchildren; Nicholas Ciccarelli of Lancaster, Luke Ciccarelli of Pittsburgh, and James Ciccarelli of Danville.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony Ciccarelli and one sister Cynthia Communale.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 68 Center Street, Danville, PA with Father Charles Ocul as celebrant. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM in St. Hubert’s Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Danville.

The family will provide flowers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


20 Jun


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

St. Hubert's Chapel @ St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
20 Jun

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville, Pennsylvania 17821 Get Directions »
20 Jun

Final Resting Place

12:15 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Bloom Road Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
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  • 06/17/2024

    I am so sorry for your loss of Tommy. This time of Grief is a process and so praying cherished memories bring peace and comfort for all family members.

  • 06/15/2024

    Tom was my 6 th grade teacher at Washington Elementary and principal I have good memories of those days good teacher nice man god bless

  • 06/13/2024

    Tom was my principal when I taught at Wind Gap Middle School. He was a very supportive and caring principal. I will always remember him fondly. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Adrienne Snik

  • 06/12/2024

    Sue and family. So sorry for your loss. As a classmate and friend, The class of 1962 wishes to send our condolences and prayers.

  • 06/11/2024

    Sue I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. Love, Sandy and Joe Sylvester 🙏

  • 06/10/2024

    Many happy memories of working with Tom at the Wind Gap Middle School. So sorry to hear of his passing. Sympathy to the family. Marlene Branton

  • 06/10/2024

    So sorry for your loss . Sending our deepest sympathy. Solita & Frank Bartoli

  • 06/10/2024

    Our deepest sympathy from the lmpeciati family

  • 06/10/2024

    Sorry for the family. We were neighbors with his family in roseto on Rosevelt ave. He was always so nice. Rip.


  • 7 TREES

    Robert Seik planted 7 trees in memory of Thomas R. Ciccarelli . - 06/11/2024

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