|Former Pittston Mayor Thomas A. Walsh Dies at Age 88|
Former Pittston Mayor Thomas A. Walsh, who served from 1980 to 1998, died Monday at the age of 88. Mayor Walsh was U.S. Army veteran of World War II, who served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He used his knowledge to benefit city infrastructure and building repair and improvement projects throughout his term. The Pittston Tomato Festival began during his term, and Pittston also celebrated its 100th anniversary as a city during his administration in 1994. Prior to becoming Mayor, Mr. Walsh served for a decade on the Pittston City Council. His wife, Elizabeth, predeceased him in 1996. Mayor Jason Klush has ordered flags at City Hall and other public buildings lowered to half-mast in honor of Mayor Walsh's memory.