Thomas R. Evans, 88, of Ligonier, PA passed away peacefully at home in his sleep Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Tom was born in Latrobe, PA on March 31, 1933, the son of Thomas H. and Claire Lucas Evans. Tom graduated from Ligonier High School in 1951 where he was a three sport athlete and winner of the Side Slants trophy for best all around athlete. Tom then joined the Army as a member of the Signal Corps and is a Korean War veteran. After discharge from the Army, Tom worked for AT&T until his retirement in 1988. Tom was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. He was also an avid golfer and the secretary of his golf league for many years. Tom was an active member of the Ligonier Volunteer Fire Department for 58 years and Assistant Chief for several years. He was also a master craftsman who was willing to share his knowledge and skills with anyone who was willing to learn. Tom volunteered and delivered meals and wheels for many years and was a member of many organizations, including: The Firefighters Association of Westmoreland County, The Westmoreland County Fireman's Association, the Byers-Tosh Post 267 of the American Legion, The NRA of America, Trout Unlimited. He was a life member of the Laughlintown Protective Association, a life member of the Kingston Vets & Sportsman's Club, and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Tom is survived by his wife Rosemarie V. Evans, three sons; Stephen, Christopher, and Richard, one daughter, Polly Ann Evans, and two grandchildren; Cassidy and Mason. Friends will be received Friday from 4-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier where a blessing service will be conducted Saturday at 10am. Interment will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown.
A Veterans service will be conducted Friday at 7pm in the funeral home followed by a Fireman's service at 7:30pm.
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