Thomas L. Wilhelm

Thomas L. Wilhelm, 71, of Kersey, PA, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

He was born July 4th, 1948, in St. Marys, son of the late Isadore (Camel) Wilhelm of St. Marys and Monica (Minabel) Collins Wilhelm of Kersey.  Thomas was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1966 and also a graduate of the DuBois Business College.

On September 28, 1968, in the St. Boniface Church, Thomas married Mary Ann Swanson of Dagus Mines, who survives.  He is also survived by a daughter, Amy Wilhelm Rhed and her husband David of Brockport; a son, Kevin Wilhelm and his wife Amy of Murrysville; and by four grandchildren, Randall, Abigail, Alyson, and Kailey.

It’s hard to put into words his life accomplishments; if you knew him you would agree.  He worked at Stackpole Carbon/Mersen for over 40 years, was a baseball coach, church lecturer, and volunteer for the American Legion.  His dedication to his work and family was unfathomable.  He enjoyed everything Pittsburgh sports, socializing, and later in life going to the casino.

He would like to be remembered as someone that could carry on a conversation about anything and enjoyed everything.  His life legacy will live on through so many stories and memories.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Any memorial contributions should be directed towards the Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Suite 1661, Pittsburgh, PA  15219, a foundation for blood cancer, for the great appreciation the family had for the care Tom received during his illness.

David Fox September 30, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Mary Anne, Amy and Kevin and families,
You have my deepest sympathy. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers over this difficult time. Tommie fought a very difficult battle but he was so strong. The treatments made him very weak but each time he came back. RIP

Ray and Brenda Prock September 30, 2019 at 4:21 pm

Mary Ann, Amy & Kevin and family,
We are so sorry to hear the passing of Tom. We only met him a couple of times. We enjoyed talking to him especially when he talked about going to the Casino. Will always remember him. R.I.P. Tom.
Sending prayers and special thoughts to all of you at this sad time.

The Prock’s
Ray & Brenda

Erica and Will Rettig September 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm

Mary Ann, Amy, Kevin and families –

We are very saddened to hear about the passing of Tom. It was a joy to get to know him throughout the years, and he always seemed to find a way to bring a smile to our faces. Tom will be greatly missed by everyone and he’ll forever remain with us in spirit. We send our best to all that were closest to him in this tough time.

Gary & Terri Ribovic September 30, 2019 at 9:37 pm

Amy, Dave, Randall, Abby, & Allison,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your memories & great times will always be with you. Cherish them always.

Donna May October 1, 2019 at 3:13 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Darrell Dubler October 1, 2019 at 9:02 am

You have my deepest sympathy. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers over this difficult time. My mother was Dorothy Wilhelm Dubler. I was a year younger. Family is everything and we just wanted to offer our condolences.

Bob & Donna Holjencin October 1, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Mary Ann and Amy & Kevin,
You have our deepest sympathy. Tom was a excellent friend and boss.
I have wonderful memories with him but mostly how he loved you all.
He always talked about you all how blessed he was to have a great family and grandchildren.
RIP Tom, you will be missed.
God bless you all.

Karen & Terry Richter October 3, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Mary Ann, Amy, Kevin and families,

You have our deepest sympathy. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Tom will be missed. Cherish your your memories and good times!

Bill Garbarino October 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Dear Mary Ann and family, I have a lot of good memories of Tom, Willy as his old buddies called him. I will always remember the sound of his laughter and good sense of humor. Sorry to see him go.

Carl and Brenda Keech October 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Tom was a very friendly guy. Carl always enjoyed his company. He was a joy to talk to. You have our most heartfelt condolences. May the Lord’s peace be with you.

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