Thomas L. Pauline, 71, of 98 Mark Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 17, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Leon and Marie McDaniels Pauline. On May 13, 1967, in the St. Joseph's Church in Force, he married Pamela M. Benigni, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1961. He was a retired employee of SGL, retiring in 2011 after 40 years of service.
Mr. Pauline was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and a lifetime honorary director of the St. Marys Area Quarterback Club. He was an avid fan of Penn State and Joe Paterno, enjoyed local sporting events and was a Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Corey Pauline and his wife Charlene of Bridgeville; two grandchildren, James Thomas Pauline and Julia Marie Pauline; and two brothers, Gary Pauline and his wife Jane of State College, and Jack Pauline of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Margaret "Mag" Pauline.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas L. Pauline will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday evening, June 26, from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852-9813.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.