|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1943|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2011|
Thomas J. Alercia, 68, of Wilson Borough passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Jeanes Hospital Philadelphia. Born: He was born on January 17, 1943 in Easton, PA a son of the late Joseph T. and Constance Scerbo Alercia. Personal: Thomas and his wife the former Sally Kiefer celebrated 40 years of marriage on January 2nd. He was employed as a line specialist for Ortho Pharmaceutical of Bridgewater, NJ. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Thomas was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School Class of 1961. He attended Rider University, Raritan Valley and Northampton Community Colleges. He was an active firefighter for Wilson Borough. In 1983 Tom received an award and was honored by Firehouse Magazine for the sixth annual Heroism and Community service award for his role in saving four young children from a burning row home, while on duty for the Wilson Borough Fire Department, during the early morning hours of July 18th. He received an award for heroism from former Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh. Memberships: He was a member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club of Phillipsburg, NJ, the Easton Area Corvette Club and he volunteered for MDA and Easton Hospital. Survivors: In addition to his wife Sally, Thomas is survived by sons, James of Palmer Twp. and David of Northampton; a sister, JoAnn and her husband Charles Funk of Macungie; a brother, James and his wife Patricia of Lower Mount Bethel Twp; grandchildren, Anthony and Blake; and a sister-in-law, Nancy and her husband William VanSaun of Titusville, NJ. Services: calling hours will be held Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and also Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Morello Funeral Home Inc 3720 Nicholas St. Easton, Pa (Palmer Twp) followed by an 11 a.m. service in the funeral home and interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Memorials: Online condolences may be offered at HYPERLINK "http://www.morellofuneralhome.com/" o "blocked::http://www.morellofuneralhome.com/" www.morellofuneralhome.com Contributions in memory of Thomas may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 961 Marcon Blvd., Suite 452, Allentown, PA 18109 or to the Wilson Borough Fire Department, 2040 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042.
Published in The Express Times on March 8, 2011
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Created by: Tom Romano
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