Thomas L. Chase, 78

Thomas L. Chase, 78 of Lancaster, formerly of Atlas, PA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home. Born in Ashland, PA he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Revak) Tkaczyk. He was married to Dolores M. (Bodnar) Chase for 53 years.

Tom graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s degree and later attended Franklin & Marshall College. He worked as an engineer for RCA retiring from there in 1987 after 29 years of service.  He was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Lancaster and was a former member of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, PA.

He was a member of the Elks Club Lodge #134 and the Masonic Lodge #43, F. &A.M. Tom enjoyed carpentry, gardening and especially ballroom dancing.

In addition to his beloved wife Dolores, Tom is survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11AM at the St. Michael Orthodox Church, 131 N. Willow St., Mt. Carmel, PA 17851 with the Rev. Michael Evans officiating. A viewing will be held at the church on Monday between 10-11AM. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Tom’s memory to St. Michael Orthodox Church at the above address. To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 717-872-5041

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July 26, 2013

Dolores,  I am so sorry to hear of Thomas’s death.  We are considering a reunion and I thought of you two –googled your names and came upon the obituary.  We hope you are doing well and would love to hear from you.  Best wishes.  Aggie M.

Mrs. Chase, I saw your husband obit in the newspaper today. I know it has been quite a few years since I ask saw you both, but I wanted you to know how sorry I was to see his passing. You both were such nice people and one of my favorite customers at the bank (Susquehanna Bank).

My job at the bank was terminated in February so I am "retired". My "Tom" has had throat and lung cancer over the last few years. I still have him and he seems to be doing fine right now.

Well dear, take one day at a time. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking and praying for you.

Joan Schuck


Doug and I are so sorry to here about the loss of Tom. please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patti and Doug Brown

Dolores, I was so saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. You were two of my favorite customers. You are both in my prayers.

Sharon Gorski
(from the bank)

Dear Delores,

We are truly saddened by the passing of your beloved husband, Tom. I will remember all the Sundays that you and Tom were seated in the same pew for church services. It was so nice to see your smiling faces every Sunday.

May his memory be eternal.
Carl and Mary McClune

Dolly – Richard and I were truly saddened to read of Tom’s passing. You and he always seemed to have a true love of living and these memories will surely be of comfort for you and your family.
With our prayers,
Richard and Shirley Neidermyer

Dear Dolly,

Please know that I am so sorry for your loss. Even though we lost touch these past years, I still have fond memories of the two of you and especially our good times at the Cotillion Dances. I lost Chuck on July 21, so I know the pain you are going through. Tom was a nice gentle man and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. I pray you will find peace and comfort in the love and caring of family and friends.
Dolly Mertz

Dolly, Ed and I were deeply saddened when we learned of Tom’s death and wish to express our deepest sympathy. It is difficult to put into words what is in our hearts but we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Veronica & Ed Fechter

Hi Dolly,

I am so sorry about your loss.  I was away all week and I feel badly about not being there.  Tom was a wonderful man and I am sure your memories of him are good and you will have him forever in your heart.

Pat Coller

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