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Thomas J. Schott

May 9, 1938 — May 12, 2020

Thomas J. Schott, 82, of 228 South Maple Street, Mount Carmel passed away on Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020 at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

Born in Danville on May 9, 1938 he was a son of the late William L. and Alma C. (Schmidt) Schott.

He attended St. Joseph’s School in Mount Carmel, the Danville Senior High School and then graduated from the nationally accredited post-secondary education school, ICS, successfully completing the Carpentry and Millwork program.

Mr. Schott served his country in the United States Army from January 11, 1956 until January 11, 1963. He was honorably discharged from the Pennsylvania National Guard having attained the rank of SSG. During his enlistment, he was also stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky to complete training as an NCO (non-commissioned officer).

Tom was a skilled carpenter having retired after many years of working in the trade.
On September 15, 1962 in the former Saint Joseph’s Church in Mount Carmel with the late Bishop Lawrence F. Schott officiating, he married the former Eleanor T. Wolkoski who survives.

Tom was a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and the former Saint Joseph’s Church, Mount Carmel. From 1974 until 1980, he was a coach for the Knights of Columbus Junior League Baseball. From 1975 until 1978, Tom was a Scout leader at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. He was a Eucharistic Minister for Saint Joseph’s Church from 1979 until 1987, a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society from 1982 until 1988 and a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish Council from 1982 until 1985. On November 1, 2003, he became a life member of the Knights of Columbus for twenty-five consecutive years.

Surviving in addition to his wife Eleanor T. Schott are his daughter, Debra Latovich and her husband Joe of Coal Township; two sons, Tom Schott and his wife Tracy of Elysburg and Lawrence W. Schott of Mount Carmel; five grandchildren, Joshua Latovich and his fiancé Crystal, Daniel Latovich with Leslie, Caleb Latovich and his wife Angela, Austin Schott and his fiancé Adrienne and Ashley Schott; two sisters, Margie Dik of Long Beach, California and Irene Mescan of Florida; one brother, Joseph of Bloomsburg; one brother-in-law, Bernie Wolkoski of Mount Carmel; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were one brother, William Schott; and two sisters, Dorothy Gabriel and Mary Kay Mayan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with the Rev. Francis J. Karwacki, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. A viewing will be held on Monday morning from 9:00 am until 10:45 am in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 47 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. To leave a condolence for Tom’s family, please sign the guestbook at

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Monday, May 18, 2020

9:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, May 18, 2020

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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St. Joseph's Cemetery Mt. Carmel Township

Locust Gap Highway, Mount Carmel, PA

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