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Passed away at home following a brief illness, on Thursday, December 27, 2018, age 76, of Franklin Park. Tom is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane (Montgomery) Tibbott; and many loving family members; preceded in death by parents, Russell and Helen Tibbott; and brothers, Jack, Bob, and Bill. Following his graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Tom served in the Peace Corps. in the Philippines from 1965-1967. He was a dedicated educator with a career that spanned 45 years, beginning as a 6th grade teacher at Peebles Elementary in the North Allegheny School District. Tom spent the next 41 years in the South Butler County Schools, where he was hired as the youngest principal and retired as the oldest principal, an accomplishment he was most proud of. Tom began each and every school day with the following message, "The choices you make today shape your world tomorrow." Friends received Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Hwy., where funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to , 707 Grant St. #3700, Pgh., PA 15219; Good Samaritan Hospice, Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023; or to a .

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 30, 2018 to Jan. 2, 2019
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