Louis F. Tomon, 90, of Summit Ave., Ellwood City died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5 PM at the Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony. Born on February 15, 1922 in Chewton, PA, Louis was the son of the late John and Angela Gorzkowski Tomon. He was a veteran of the 9th and 8th Army Air Corp serving in England during World War II where he met his wife the former Doreen A. Hewitson. They were married on November 30, 1946. Louis retired from the Ellwood Works of US Steel in 1974 after 35 years of service. He worked as a hammer man in the Cold Draw. Louis later worked as a handyman at Blair Nursing Home for over 25 years. He was an active member of Holy Redeemer Parish where he was an Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Holy Name Society and St. Vincent DePaul. He and his wife were honored by the Sister Mary Zucca Foundation for their work at the Church. He was a former member of the Beaver Falls Lions Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Ellwood City. Louis is survived by his wife of 66 years Doreen A. Tomon and 6 children, Kathleen and Dom Russo of Ellwood City, Daniel and Julie Tomon of Fresno, OH, Patricia and Randy Burns of Ellwood City, Kevin and Linda Tomon of Fombell, Therese and Jim Palagallo of Ellwood City and Michael P. Tomon of Ellwood City, 17 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, a sister, Betty and Joe Cappatt of West Pittsburg and a brother, John and Pat Tomon of Ellwood City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry, Paul, Joseph and Francis Tomon and two sisters, Clara DeRicco and Mary Reneau. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10 AM by Fr. Mark L. Thomas. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Tomon's name to the Angel Fund at Holy Redeemer Parish, 300 Crescent Ave., Suite 1, Ellwood City, PA 16117.
Chris & Gary MacDonald
Terese, Jim and family - i was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have been sick with the flu and wasn't able to make it to the funeral home. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jack & Susan Reneau
This is to let you all know that Susan's and my thoughts and prayers are especially with Louie, Doreen, Kathy, Danny, Theresa, Patty, Michael, and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren and all their families at this time. We sincerely hope that all the good memories you have of this wonderful man and the knowledge that he is with our creator will sustain you through this sad time and in the future. I remember all the great times the Reneaus had growing up with the Tomon family. I clearly have memories living with Louie and Doreen on Summit Avenue when they shared their home with the Reneaus for a year or so. And, who could ever forget going to Grandma's house every Sunday and playing for hours on the porch swing or catching fireflies in the backyard, or going somewhere like Lake Erie. Louie was a perfect and prominent role model for me, and even though we live in Montana, we think of him, Doreen, and all of you all the time. We especially remember the time that he and Doreen visited us here in Missoula, Montana, shortly after we moved here in 1992. We also appreciate all that he did during WW 2 as a member of the greatest generation to preserve all our freedoms. While we can't physically be with all of you at this time to celebrate his life, Susan and I will be with you in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to all of you! You all have a place to stop and stay if you're ever going through Missoula, Montana. Jack & Susan Reneau.
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