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Thomas L. Fought, Sr.

Thomas L. Fought, Sr., age 80, 323 W. 11th Street, Bloomsburg, died at his home at 4:35 a. m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, with his family by his side. . He was in failing health since June, 2017.

Born in Bloomsburg on April 1, 1938, he was a son of the late Thomas F. and Francis (Greenly) Fought. He was a 1956 graduate of the former Scott Township High School and lived in the Bloomsburg area for much of his life. For a number of years he resided in Cogan Station.

Tom was employed by National Cash Register Co., for almost 40 years and was recognized as a top salesman by them  for many of those years..

He was a peacetime veteran of service with the U. S. Marine Corps.

Tom loved life and in particular, the outdoors. He was an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman; an extremely proficient archer; a super accurate trap shooter and an avid golfer.

He had an obsession for building stone walls and would always over plant when he planted anything. If there was an auction in the area, he was sure to be there.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracey O’Brien and a brother, Donald “Butch” Fought.

Surviving are his wife, the former Kathryn “Betsy” Schutt, with whom he celebrated his 22nd wedding anniversary on March 18, 2018;  a son, Thomas L. Fought, Jr., and his wife Terri, Williamsport; two daughters: Jennifer Cromartie, Delray Beach, Fla. and Victoria Steckler, York;  six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four siblings: Britt Fought, and his wife Nancy, Espy; Betty Lou, wife of Barry Williams, Harrisburg; Scott Fought, Columbia, South Carolina; Dottie Sue, wife of Zeke Zembower, Boalsburg; a sister in law, Louise Fought, Orangeville;  an aunt, Blanche Breisch, Bloomsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services or viewing.

Friends may remember Tom with a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815.

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We extend our deepest sympathy to the Fought family during this difficult time. your in our thoughts and prayers

Denise and Herb Ecker Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

The very first time i met Tom he had this personality that was like you knew him forever , his contagious smile and love for life was so very present and u could feel it significantly ! i think the Good Lord is happy he represented well ! SHINE ON TOM !andto the Family

Bud Hoy Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Kim, Dave, and Kaitlin Barrett Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Fought, Sr.

Chris Mickonis Snukis Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Fought, Sr.

Vicki Jones Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

Our Sympathy to all of you. Thoughts and Prayers

Guy and Naomi Eveland Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

Betsy, our sympathy to you and your family. We sure did enjoy getting to know Tom, he was always smiling ! He will be surely missed. Tim & Anissa Kline

anissa kline Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed our chats when hed attended our auctions. We collected similar things. He will be missed.

Tom McMurtrie (T. Sterling Auctions) Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to you all. Thoughts and prayers.

Wade and Molly Gottstein Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

To Tom's family, just wanted you to know you're all in my thoughts and prayers. Tom was a classmate and I have many happy memories of our school days. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.

LuAnn Dent Everitt Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

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