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Thomas G. Hasselman | 79

February 19, 1943 - November 27, 2022

Thomas G. “Grasshopper” Hasselman, 79, of 153 Airport Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, at the DuBois Nursing Home, after a brief illness.

He was born February 19, 1943, in St. Marys, son of the late Ambrose and Catherine Sadley Hasselman.  Tom was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company/Carbone, retiring in 1996 after 32 years of service.

On September 14, 1974, in the Maria Lutheran Church, Tom married Patricia “Patty” Reitz, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Karen (Michael) Hughes of Roanoke, VA, Sharon Lee (Jeffrey) Ward of Hollidaysburg, and Peggy Hasselman of DuBois; seven grandchildren: Amanda Williams, Bradley (Megan) Porrin, Frederick Porrin, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Porrin, Eve Porrin, Haley (Derik) Robertson, and Olivia “Wren” Ward; six great-granddaughters; and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Weidow; and by three brothers: James, David, and Stanley Hasselman.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Tom was a member of the Army National Guard, serving for eight years.  He was a member of the PFL, the Moose, the Ridgway VFW, the Piedmont Club, the American Legion, and the CMF.  Tom enjoyed playing cards and watching wrestling.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Ann Foor officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity of one’s choice.



November 30, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

December 1, 2022
11:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

Parklawn Memorial Gardens

Tribute Wall


  1. Patty, going to greatly miss my cousin Grasshopper. So glad my wife and I got to relive stories and share memories with you and he over these past few years, especially the goings on at his parents’ house on Lynch Road. I don’t think anyone who knew him will ever forget his laugh!

  2. Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Tom/Grasshopper. He is now up with the rest of his family.

  3. Patty,

    I was sorry to hear of Grasshopper’s passing. As a cousin, and living on Lynch Road, he was always a part of our family.
    His Mom and Dad were my godparents. Many good, shared memories.

    You and your family will remain in my prayers. Susan (Sadley) Colson

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