Thomas J. Anderson (1937 - 2017)

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  • "My deepest condolence to your family on the loss of Tom. ..."
    - James Sarnati
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    - Vicki Dietz
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Thomas J. Anderson, age 79, of Pershing Avenue, Brockway, Pa., died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at his residence.
Born in Brockway on Nov. 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Glenn and Vera Armanini Anderson. On June 23, 1962, he was married to Loretta "Lori" Meholick. She survives.
Retired, Tom had worked in Hot End Upkeep at Brockway Glass for 43 years. He was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway where he served as an usher and as an altar server at funeral masses.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and tinkering around at his camp. He also was an avid Pirate and Steeler fan, and liked to watch college wrestling on TV. Tom enjoyed high school basketball and wrestling and didn't miss attending many games or matches in Brockway. He also served as the girls' tennis coach at Brockway for many years.
In addition to his wife Lori he is also survived by two daughters, Lynn (Mike) Carpenter of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Wendy (Adam) McKinley of Brockway; two sons, Michael (Tammy) Anderson of Hillsborough, N.J., and Larry Anderson of Charleston, S.C. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with an additional two great-grandchildren on the way.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Anderson, who died on Jan. 6, 2017.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Tobias Church with Msgr. Charles Kaza presiding. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. A vigil service will be held at 8:45 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Tobias Church, 1135 Hewitt Street, Brockway, PA 15824.
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 14, 2017