Thomas J. Rapp, 80, of Reading passed away Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Reading Hospital. He was the son of the late Donald E. and Violet (Schaeffer) Rapp. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Bitting) Rapp for 61 years.
Mr. Rapp graduated from Reading High School and worked as a straightener at Carpenter Technology for more than 30 years. Along with his wife, Thomas is survived by daughter Kathy J. Bilansky, wife of Stephen of Shillington, daughter Kim L. DeLancey, wife of Eugene of Oley, 3 grandchildren: Nicole Stickler, Ian DeLancey, Natalie Bilansky and 1 great grandchild, Liam Stickler. Thomas enjoyed golfing, playing softball, playing video games and was an avid reader. He was also an umpire and followed the Brooklyn Dodgers before they moved to Los Angeles.
A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held in Bean Funeral Home, 129 E. Lancaster Avenue Shillington, Saturday February 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Amy S. Landis will officiate. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com
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