Thomas J. Buliano, JR., West Hazleton, died Sunday afternoon at the Hazleton General Hospital. Following a brief illness. Born in Hazleton he was the son of Kimberly McKeegan, West Hazleton, and the late Thomas J. Buliano, Sr. Tom was a graduate of HAHS class of 2007, and a member of the catholic faith and was employed as a Welder for Haulmark Industries, McAdoo. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed riding his dirt bike. Preceding him in death in addition to his father was his parental grandfather, Thomas Buliano, and maternal grandparents, Anthony and Mary (Surim) McKeegan. Surviving in addition to his mother is a brother Bruce, Hazleton, Paternal gran mother Marie( Hydock) Buliano, and the following aunts and uncles Christine and David Mangano, MD, Patricia Slusser, Crestline, CA, Bruce and Tina McKeegan, Hamburg, PA, Michelle and David Kondash, Freeland, and Anthony and Tina McKeegan, Lansford, and many cousins, and his very best friend his dog Butkus. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday morning at 10 am in St. John Bosco Church with Rev. Connell McHugh officiating. Interment will be in St. Gabriel Cemetery.