Thomas H. Hnath, 84, formerly of 121 West Oilwell Street, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Pinecrest Manor following a series of illnesses of the past few months.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Bures Hnath.
On Jan. 15, 1950 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Grace M. Hnath, who preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2009.
Mr. Hnath was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Mary's Church. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after more than 40 years of service. He was a baseball and softball left-handed pitcher and played with the local Bluebirds team. He was also an accomplished bowler, having received many trophies with his wife Grace in the couples league and individually at the Olympic Lanes and the CMF. He enjoyed sports, music, and Elvis impersonators. He also enjoyed the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He had a passion for jigsaw puzzles, which he could be found working on daily. With his Pinecrest family, he played cinch and enjoyed bingo as well as other planned activities. Most of all, he enjoyed his family. His grandson and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann, Mrs. Richard Feidler of Kersey;
a grandson, Jason Feidler and wife Melissa of Spring Mills; three great-grandchildren, Alexis, Maxwell, and Brooke; a sister, Dorothy, Mrs. Gerald "Fuzzy" Lenze of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Irene Hnath and Molly Glatt, both of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Robert "Zeke" Hnath.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas H. Hnath will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. with Rev. Thomas More Sikora, O.S.B., as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Pinecrest Manor Activity Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .