Tom was raised by his grandparents on a farm in Roseville, Pennsylvania by his grandparents. He had the privilege of going into the woods to hunt and fish at liberty. He worked in the fields of not only his grandparents farm, but neighboring farms as well. Tom joined the military right out of High School, in time to participate in the Korean War as a Naval Flight Engineer. After discharge from the Military, he went to work for Consolidated Freightways as a truck driver, this is where his Teamster affiliation began. As time progressed he became a Steward for the members of CF and eventually ran for Union office. He served the Teamsters Union for 50 years as Business Representative and a term as Secretary Treasurer. Tom is survived by his wife Linda, daughters Sandy, Cheryl, Lauri Paula, Michelle and Gina. Five great grand children and seven grandchildren. Also by his devoted son in laws, Larry Dezorzi, Joe Shipman, Danny Martin and Ken Black. He is predeceased by his son Bruce.
Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Monday April 16, 2018, Tulocay Mortuary. Reception following service.