Thomas E. "Pap" Peters, age 85, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2021. Born April 16, 1936, in Irwin, he was the son of the late Ward and Mary (Davis) Peters and beloved husband of the late Rosemarie Peters for 44 years before her passing in 2006.
Thomas was a 1955 graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School in Wilmerding, served in the US Army from 1960 to 1964, and worked for the Westinghouse Corporation for over 40 years, first at the Air Brake in Wilmerding, then the Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and Trafford, and lastly at the nuclear division at Waltz Mill where he traveled extensively all over the United States and Europe.
He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and the White Oak American Legion Post 701. Thomas enjoyed swimming and tanning in the sun at the White Oak Pool, where he and Rosemarie were charter members, and also enjoyed swimming at the YMCA in Wilmerding. He was a very proud Papa who loved his daughter and grandchildren very much and was extremely involved in all of their sports and activities and was very fondly known as “Pap” by everyone who knew and loved him.
Thomas is survived by his only child, his daughter Leslie (John) Yusko; and his cherished grandchildren, Lacey, Dan "DJ" (Julia), Kylie, and Shelby. He was preceded in death by his many brothers and sisters.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Angela of Merici Church in White Oak and Entombment, will follow at the New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor
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