Thomas E. Paserba
June 3, 1952 - July 28, 2013
Thomas E. Paserba, 61, of Penn Township, passed away July 28, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born June 3, 1952, in East Butler PA. He was the son of the late John ‘Shorty' and Mary Ruth (Benson) Paserba.
He married Gail A. Paserba, November 16, 1973.
Thomas E. Paserba was the president and founder of International Quality Consultants, Inc. headquartered in Butler, PA. He previously worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp., Davy McKee Corp., and Schneider Power Corp.
Tom graduated from Butler High School in 1970 and attended Slippery Rock University. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Butler County Sports Hall of Fame and an inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2005 for his accomplishments in track at Butler High School and Slippery Rock University as well as his commitment to youth sports in the Butler Area. He was a member of William H. Miller Masonic Lodge #769 in Butler, the Syria Shriners and the Royal Order of Jesters, Pittsburgh Court #2.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of Butler Country Club. He enjoyed traveling, making wine, and spending time with his friends and family but especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, his sons, Thomas J. (Janina) Paserba of Aspinwall and Joshua S. (Jenny) Paserba of O'Hara Township, Allegeheny County. Three grandchildren Dylan, Brandon, and Monica. His brothers, Dr. Robert L. (Henrietta) Paserba and James (Mary Ann) Paserba, allof Butler. His sister in law Mary Neff Paserba of Chicora and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John J. ‘Sonny' Paserba of Chicora.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler from 7-9 PM Tuesday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Wednesday. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean Street, Butler.
The William H. Miller Lodge 769 F. & A. M.. will conduct a Masonic Funeral Service at 6:45 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.
A scholarship fund for high school seniors involved in track will be established in Memory of Thomas E. Paserba. Donations can be sent to Lori A. Marinelli, Vice President - Commercial Enterprise Banking Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, 525 William Penn Place - 153-2640, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Vicky Ann TrimmerGail - I am so very sorry that you have lost that special person in your life. I know you and he were as close as 2 people could be and that you are devastated. Please know that my prayers and those of the woman of GFWC Pennsylvania are with you. May your memories of happier times help you during your grieving times.
April Elliott and familyDearest Gail and family,
Please know you are in our thoughts. Tom was not only a hard working, admired, and respected business man but a true pleasure to be around. We will hold dear the many memories we shared together at the club and at the many charity functions we attended. His smile and warm social graces will not be forgotten.
Carolyn SmithSo very sorry to hear of your loss, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely Carolyn
Kris BowserDear Gail and Family....we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kris & Mike Bowser
Art RauschenbergerThere is no greater friend, "confidante", brother and buddy than Tom was to me. He most powerfully loved his family from his love at first sight to his boys and in-laws and grandchildren. He was a model of sincerity, loyalty and honor. I will strive to live my life as wonderfully as Tom and love my family and friends with the comfort and ease Tom showed. While this is a most terrible time for all of us, it is also great as he is simply on vacation getting reacquainted with everyone there AND helping make a place for his family to join him. There is no better leader with character to go get things ready!
Peggy Westhoff, PIWCDear Gail, I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your sons. May God be with you. I lost my Tom 21/2 years ago. It is not an easy road, but with the love you have shared and the memories you have made, and the support of all your friends, you will somehow get through this sad time. My prayers are for you and your boys and grandchildren...Peggy Westhoff
Karen and Steve WardGail and Family--we are so sad to hear of Tom's passing. The community has lost a very special and committed sports enthusiast and you have lost a loving husband and father. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
GFWC Delaware State Federation MembersTo our Beloved Gail,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of saddness
My heart breaks for you and your family. Please know how honored I am that God allowed our paths to cross. When I first met you and Tom, it was easy to see the genuine kindness you have for people. Find comfort in your memories. Allow your friends and family to love on you. Allow them to return what you have so freely given to others. I pray you receive Christ's love and allow Him to comfort you when no one else can. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers.
Joyce and Mike's friend, Debbie
Sandy HauensteinGail and family, my sincere condolences at your loss of your husband so suddenly. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Vogle QCGail and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom will be truely missed.
Bill & Diane BlackDear Gail and family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved, Tom.
Bill & Diane
Connie SaccoGail i just found out about your husband. I am so sorry to hear this, I am sending prayers for God to be with you at this sad time in your life.
Randall L. Timblin, Sr.I will miss you my friend. We haven't seen each other since high school but our memories will last forever. I pray that some day we will run the bases again in Heaven. God rest your soul. God bless your family and heal them through these difficult times. Praise God's Holy Name. Amen.
Ellen McCafferty WrightI graduated with Tom from Butler High and remember him as a quiet, polite and nice guy. My sister Mary Lee McCafferty Hart told me about how much he gave back to the community of Butler, how active he was, and what a rich life he had. It is a tribute to him and to the family how much the community has come to support you since his illness. He was one of the good guys who will be missed by many but not forgotten in how he lived his life and was one to emulate in ours.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Gail, and to your family.
Sincerely, Ellen, Class of 1970
Deb (Peoples)ZotterI was searching for info on the passing of another friend when I came across Tom's obituary. This is such sad news. Please know that I will have yor family in my prayers. I was a classmate and enjoyed knowing Tom. He truly was someone I am happy to have known. Thoughts and prayers.