Obituary of Thomas Rebuck
Thomas Henry Rebuck, 90, of Lafayette Hill, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the beloved husband of his high school sweetheart E. Jane (Gessner) Rebuck to whom he was married for over 67 years.
Born November 23, 1928, in Herndon, PA, he was a son of the late Morris J. and Nora S. (Wolfe) Rebuck. He was a graduate of Herndon High School class of 1946.
After graduating he joined the Navy and became a radioman on the destroyer, the USS Williard Keith 775. Navy men serving on destroyers were nicknamed the Tin Can Sailors. After the Navy, he graduated from the Williamsport Technical Institute. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, and gardening, but most of all his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He joined the Herndon Masonic Lodge #702 F&A.M. in 1953 and was also a 32nd-degree Mason with the Williamsport Consistory. He was active in church work, past superintendent of Sunday School in Herndon U.C.C., (United Church of Christ), also Deacon, Trustee and Sunday School teacher in Christ Church U.C.C. in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children Durrell Thomas Rebuck and his wife, Marian Wells Rebuck, Holly Jayne Lenker and her husband, Dwayne Lenker; his four grandchildren: Andrew Rebuck, Kathryn Rebuck, Rebecca Nugent and Corey Woodman (fiancé Jillian McGlynn); five great-grandchildren: Edward Nugent, Delilah Nugent, Cason Hatcher, Mackenzie Woodman and Mattie Thomas; his sister-in-law Iris Rebuck Mellott and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Crystal Reed, Emma Bobb, and his brother Truman Rebuck.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 AM on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Christ Church U.C.C. 1003 W Marshall St, Norristown, PA 19401, where friends may call for the viewing from 10-10:45 AM. A Masonic Service will be held at 10:45 AM. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Dementia Society of America at www.dementiasociety.org or to Christ Church U.C.C. at the address above. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com