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Obituary for Thomas A. Whalen

Thomas A.  Whalen
Thomas Whalen, 92, of North Huntingdon died Thursday April 5, 2018 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born February 5, 1926 in Irwin a son of the late Eugene F. and Philomena (Koelsch) Whalen. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. Prior to his retirement he was employed as an engineer for Westinghouse. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Slovenian Ballroom, of Herminie. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Tillie (Petterle) Whalen; five brothers Matthew, Paul, Eugene Jr., John and James Whalen; two sisters M. Grace Sherbondy and Joanne Henke. Surviving are a son Thomas M. Whalen and his wife, Mary, of Cranberry Twp., three grandchildren Marissa Dittrich and her husband, Cole, Connor and Evan; a sister-in-law Steffie Whalen, of North Huntingdon and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9:00 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation 790 Holiday Dr. #11 Pittsburgh PA 15220.
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