Thomas E. Paserba
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Thomas E. Paserba, 61, of Penn Township passed away Sunday after a short illness.
He was born June 3, 1952, in East Butler. He was the son of the late John "Shorty" and Mary Ruth (Benson) Paserba.
He married Gail A. Paserba on Nov. 16, 1973.
Thomas E. Paserba was the president and founder of International Quality Consultants, Inc. headquartered in Butler. He previously worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corp., the Davy McKee Corp., and the Schneider Power Corp.
Tom graduated from Butler High School in 1970, and attended Slippery Rock University. He was a member of the board of directors of Butler County Sports Hall of Fame and an inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2005, for his accomplishments in track at Butler High School and at Slippery Rock University as well as his commitment to youth sports in the Butler area. He was a member of William H. Miller Masonic Lodge 769 in Butler, the Syria Shriners and the Royal Order of Jesters, Pittsburgh Court 2.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of Butler Country Club. He enjoyed traveling, making wine and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; his sons, Thomas J. (Janina) Paserba of Aspinwall and Joshua S. (Jenny) Paserba of O'Hara Township, Allegheny County; three grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon and Monica; his brothers, Dr. Robert L. (Henrietta) Paserba and James (Mary Ann) Paserba, all of Butler; his sister-in-law, Mary Neff Paserba of Chicora, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John J. 'Sonny' Paserba of Chicora.
Paserba - Friends of Thomas E. Paserba, who passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler.
The William H. Miller Lodge 769 F.&A.M. will conduct a Masonic funeral service at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A scholarship fund for high school seniors involved in track will be established in memory of Thomas E. Paserba. Donations can be sent to Lori A. Marinelli, vice president, Commercial Enterprise Banking Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, 525 William Penn Place, 153-2940, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Information also is available at www.geibelfuneralhome.com.
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on July 29, 2013