NEW BERLIN — Thomas John McArdle, 79, of 405 Risso Lane, since 2004, entered into rest at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born May 27, 1934, in New York City, a son of the late Edward and Emily (Bingold) McArdle. On June 10, 1989, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he married the former Pamela J. Buck, who survives.
Thomas served in the Army as a private first class from March 11, 1957, until his honorable discharge on Feb. 28, 1963.
He was employed as a real estate tax assessor and commissioner for the City of New York. Thomas later owned and operated his own real estate appraisal business in New York City.
Thomas was a member and past president of the New Berlin American Legion Post 957.
He enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City, music, playing the trumpet, and was proud to play taps for returning veterans during World War II at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Thomas was a New York Yankee fan and New York Giants fan. He served as an alter boy throughout his youth, and was a Civil War enthusiast. Thomas adored his labrador retrievers, “Guinness” and “Bailey”.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 24 years, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Loreen McArdle of Piermont, N.Y. and Stephen and Toni McArdle of New York City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Suzanne and Rob Short of Austin, Texas and Eileen “Ina” McArdle and her companion, Jeffrey Feger, of New Berlin; one stepson, Christopher Stominski of Magnolia, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Levy of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Mary Chilingirian of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, Kailee and Collin McArdle, Robby and Stephanie Short, Miles, Julia and Adam McArdle-Coe, and Wil, Ben, Luke and Leo Coburn-McArdle; also surviving are his childrens’ mother, Jeanne M. McArdle, of Lewisburg.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, James and Robert McArdle.
Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church, 41 S. Eighth St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. Msgr. William M. Richardson, celebrant. Burial will be in the New Berlin Cemetery, with military honors by the New Berlin American Legion Post 957.
“Across the years I will walk with you in deep green forests; on shores of sand; and when our time on earth is through, in Heaven, too, you will have my hand.”