Thomas Edward Strellec Sr.
March 7, 1926 - February 1, 2010
Thomas Edward Strellec Sr., 83, of Lower Burrell, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, in the Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Harrison Township. He was born March 7, 1926, in Tarentum, son of the late Joseph A. Strellec Sr. and Anna (Kimak) Strellec, and lived in the Alle-Kiski Valley his entire life. Tom worked at PPG. He also was employed as an electrician for Oberg Manufacturing, in Oakmont. He then was owner and operator of his own electrician company for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. Tom was a life member at Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and usher. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, New Kensington. He served on the board of directors of the Democratic Committee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Rose Sack; wife, Theresa Louise Sack; daughter, Nancie L. Strellec Lucco, May 28, 2009; five brothers, Joseph A. Jr., Francis, John, Robert J. and Richard A. Strellec; and five sisters, Margaret Slanicka, Ernestine Mahdinec, Mary McNutt, Josephine Heut and Anna Mae Carlaccini. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann (Thomas) Bowser, of Arnold; son, Tommy E. (Stephanie) Strellec Jr., of Lower Burrell; three granddaughters, Lina, Ava and Olivia Strellec; one grandson, Nathan Bowser; four sisters-in-law, Rosemary Sack, of Lower Burrell, Pauline (Danjo) Strellec, of Allegheny Township, Peggy (Hause) Strellec, of Tarentum, and Patricia A. (Maraso) Strellec, of Lower Burrell; Daughter, Allison (Joe Sr.) Discello, of Lower Burrell; and grandson, Joe Discello Jr., of Lower Burrell; also survived by numerous nephews, great-nephews, nieces, great-nieces and cousins. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 pm. Friday evening only, in the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, 1125 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068, 724-337-3325. A Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. All attending the Funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the church for Mass. Private burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.


Vic Pascarella

My sympathy to Tom's family.

Becky Johnston

Dear Mary Ann & Tom, Sending deepest sympathy to you & yours with love and prayers. Becky, Keith, & J. D. Johnston

Joseph W Hussar III

My sympathy and prayers to Tom's survivors. I was the 16 year old life guard at the Holiday Inn New Kensington when I first met Tom ~ dispatched by Oberg to take care of a problem with the pool's filtration pump. I witnessed a great work ethic ~ a person never forgotten. I am now 56.

Thomas P Strellec

Uncle Tommy.... You touched my life so much... I will miss our talks and visits..... You were a spark in my life that has now died out but a memory that will grow forever, till we meet again at the gate....I love you....Your personal angel.....Tommy

cousin Bobbi

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Tom. I hadn't seen him in a long time. Sincerely, Bobbi Diller (Fran Mikolas' neice)

Cathi (Capizzi) Olinger

You'll be missed, Uncle Tom! My condelence's to the entire family.

Jeanni (Hoak) Sistek

Uncle Tommy, I miss our breakfasts together and the time we spent talking while you were in the hospital. You will always hold a special place in my heart.

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