Thomas J. Pfeufer

Thomas J. Pfeufer, 80, of 691 Maurus Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at his residence, after an illness of the past year.

He was born October 2, 1939, in St. Marys, son of the late Alphonse G. and Catherine Schwabenbauer Pfeufer.  Tom was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1957.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a former employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Company.  Tom was also a former employee of the Church and Murdock Electric Company and a former partner of Elco Electric.

On August 7, 1965, in the Queen of the World Church, Tom married Bernice “Pat” Salter, who survives.  He is also survived by two daughters, Kelly Stafford and her husband Jim of Fairview, PA and Dr. Jill Fandrich of Fort Myers, FL; two sons, Thomas J. Pfeufer, Jr. and his wife Joanna of Jacksonville, FL and Terry P. Pfeufer of Coraopolis, PA; eight grandchildren, twins, Caleb and John (Michelle) Pfeufer, Erin Stafford, Kiersten Stafford, Patrick Stafford, twins, Mauri and Mason Stafford, and Seton Fandrich.  Also surviving are three sisters, Alice Lynch and her husband Joseph of St. Marys, Joyce Kuhar and her husband Joseph of Erie, and Grace Patterson of Buffalo; and by two brothers, Carl E. Pfeufer and his wife Pat of St. Marys and Earl A. Pfeufer and his wife Gaye of Littleton, CO.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a brother, William J. Pfeufer; and by two sisters in infancy.

Tom was a member of the Queen of the World Church and a man of great faith.  He had served in the Army National Guard and was an inventor, builder, fixer, and a fisherman.  Tom was very involved in his church and was a great supporter of the poor.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA  15801.

Gary Glantz November 22, 2019 at 7:55 am

I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Pfeufer Family on the passing of Tom. Tom was a partner at Elco Electrical with my Father, Eugene “Boot Jack” Glantz, along with the other special Elco Partners in my heart. I have very fond memories of watching these very hard working men, and how I felt when I was in their presence. Awestruck. Tom was always very nice to me, and I will never forget him.

Alpha Chi Rho November 24, 2019 at 3:23 pm

On behalf of the entire Brotherhood of the Pi Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Rho, I want to send along our condolences. To Terry and the entire Pfeufer family, we will keep Tom in our hearts and prayers; and may all your fond memories of him comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Kind regards,
Ken Chapel, Graduate Chapter Secretary of AXP

Ivan November 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Terry, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God bless!
Brother Ivan

Rich Mowad November 24, 2019 at 4:16 pm

I would like to extend my condolences to the Pfeufer family. I new his son Terry from college and met Mr. Pfeufer when I visited Terry at their home.
Please know that your family will be in our prayers.

God bless you all.


Tom Groff November 24, 2019 at 4:18 pm

Terry, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Bernard Slutiak November 24, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Terry – so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. The Slutiak Family

Fred Gulizia November 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm

Terry, Sorry for your loss brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you all.

Keith Allan Paylo November 24, 2019 at 11:43 pm

Terry and Pfeufer Family,

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. Please know that you all are in thought and prayer during this time.

God Bless You All!

William Nonnemacher Jr November 25, 2019 at 6:09 am

Terry, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family from the entire Nonnemacher family.

Michael Tripp November 25, 2019 at 7:04 am

Brother Terry,
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will keep your father and all of you in my prayers and ask Our Lord to comfort you all during this sad moment. God Bless you and keep you all.

Mike Tripp, Pi Phi Chapter, AXP – 1970

N Joseph Vaccarello November 25, 2019 at 11:32 am

So sorry to learn of the passing of your father. It was nice to read about a great man and a great life full of family, faith, friends, hard work and love of country. No doubt the foundation for the bond we share as your brother. Please accept our deepest sympathies in this difficult time and know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and bring peace to you and your family.

David Purificato November 26, 2019 at 10:04 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
The Purificato Family

Mark J Martella November 27, 2019 at 10:15 am

To Terry and the Pfeufer family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!

The Martella Family

Mark Lancia November 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm

We’re so sorry to hear the news of your father’s passing, Terry. We pray that the memories you cherish will help to provide some comfort during this difficult time. Please know that we’re just a phone call away if you need anything at all. Our condolences to you and the entire Pfeufer family.

The Lancia’s

Kurt Richards December 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Mrs. Pfeufer, Terry, Kelly, Jill, and Tom; you have my sincere condolences for your loss.
– Kurt

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