His wife is the former Amylee Arlene Graham. They would have celebrated their 34th wedding on Oct. 17.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Thomas and Hilda Nafus Motter, Tom was a member of the former Fleetville United Methodist Church and also owned and operated the Town ‘N’ Lake Auctions in Fleetville for more than 30 years. After retiring he worked part-time for the Postal Service.Tom loved his family.
He fought a long hard battle with cancer with endurance, grace, dignity and a sense of humor. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Tom was a Navy veteran serving from 1968 to 1974 serving aboard the U.S.S. Springfield and received the Meritorious Unit Commendation medal and the National Defense medal.
Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Jenna Master and her husband, John (Nate); three grandchildren, John, Christopher and Emma Master; nieces and nephews; and extended family.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lynn; and a sister, Phyllis Peters.The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chiang, her staff and oncology department at the Veterans Medical Center and the staff at Geisinger Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre for their excellent care.
It was Tom’s wish that contributions be made to St. Jude’s Hospital to help cure childhood cancer or to the Wounded Warriors Project.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.