Thomas Alan Korthaus (1933 - 2016)

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Thomas Alan Korthaus died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sept. 25, 2016, in DuBois at the age of 83.
Tom is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Michael Korthaus and his wife, Tracey of Loveland, Ohio, JoAnn Kelly and her husband, Peter of Media, Pa., and Alan Korthaus and his wife, Jodi of Media, Pa.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Martha, and his first wife, Elizabeth Ann Keliher.
Tom was born on Aug. 26, 1933, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Clarence and Martha Korthaus.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and served for four years. While he was stationed in Japan, he played baseball for the U.S. Air Force team.
He married Elizabeth Ann Keliher in 1956, and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds Organization to play minor league baseball. After moving to New Carrollton Md., Tom began working for Safeway as a grocery merchandiser. Over the next nine years, Tom and Elizabeth had three children, Michael (Tracey), JoAnn (Peter) and Alan (Jodi).
Tom continued his career in the grocery business, taking a position with McCartney-Holman in Jackson, Miss., and then First National Food Stores in suburban Boston, Mass.
Tom was an executive with Supervalu Charley Brothers in 1979 in New Stanton, Pa., and married Carol Persichetti in 1982 in Greensburg, Pa. The couple lived in Seven Springs, Pa. In 1983, Tom was recruited by the Penn Traffic Company in DuBois as Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing and the couple moved to Treasure Lake, Pa. He retired in 1996.
Tom was the quintessential patriarch and loved being with his family and extended family. Dad, Pop Pop, Uncle Tom was a role model to his children, grandchildren (Daniel, Thomas, Christopher, Joseph, Kevin, Kyle, Allison) and nieces and nephews. Tom was also an avid golfer and continued to play the game throughout his life. He was a dedicated member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in DuBois.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at 1 p.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer and Fr. Edward Walk con-celebrating.
Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church.
Interment will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
Although flowers are appreciated, the family suggests that memorials be made to DuBois Central Catholic Schools, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 27, 2016
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