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 Thomas Earl Rimel

Thomas Earl Rimel

Birth
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Apr 2016 (aged 94)
Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 161008719 · View Source
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Thomas Earl Rimel, 94, of Leechburg, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in his residence. He was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Rayburn Township, the son of the late Jesse "Earl" and Leona Goldie (Bell) Rimel. Thomas was employed for 41 and one half years as an operator 30 edge trimmer for Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Bagdad, before retiring Dec. 31, 1982. He served during World War II with the Army Air Corp. Thomas was a member and past trustee of the First United Methodist Church, Leechburg, and a member of the Allegheny Ludlum Retirees. He was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Leechburg Food Bank. Thomas enjoyed wood working, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia M. Rimel, of Gilpin Township; sister, Virginia M. Schultz, of Monteray, Calif.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Catherine (Wikert) Rimel, on Feb. 2, 1995; son, Ronald Rimel, on Feb. 15, 2016; and brother, Ralph S. Rimel.

Friends will be welcomed by his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at CLAWSON FUNERAL & CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, where funeral ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with his Pastor, the Rev. Jerrad R. Peterman, officiating. Interment will follow at Forks-Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, 253 Forks Church Road, Gilpin Township, PA 15656.

To send an online condolence to the Rimel family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.

(Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Apr. 14, 2016)


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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161008719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Earl Rimel (5 Oct 1921–13 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161008719, citing Forks-Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church Cemetery, Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .