Thomas A. “Tom” Irvin
Thomas A. “Tom” Irvin, 89, of Philipsburg, died Friday, October 21, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services, York, PA.
Born May 18, 1927, in Tyrone, PA, he was a son of the late Harry and Edna (Decker) Irvin.
He was married on June 18, 1949, in Osceola Mills, to the former Leona C. “Lee” Bagrosky, who preceded him in death on June 14, 2016. They would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this year.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Templeton; a brother, Edward Irvin, and a step-sister, Anna Dillon.
Tom was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Some of his favorite pastimes were playing cards, baseball and golf.
In 1955, Tom opened Tom’s Barber Shop on Pine St in Philipsburg; operating there until his retirement in 2000. He was grateful for his many loyal customers.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo Irvin-Pruitt, of Anniston, Alabama; three sons: Thomas J. Irvin and his wife, Luanne, of York, Philip J. Irvin and his wife, Laurie, of Naples, Florida, and Alan J. Irvin and his wife, Denise, of York; and eight grandchildren: Michael Irvin and his wife, Melissa, of Milton, Ontario, Jeremy Irvin, of Naples, Fla., Janelle Kessler and her husband, Brett, of Bonita Springs, Fla., Garrett Irvin, of Naples, Fla., Michael Rooney, of Austin, Texas, Jonathan Irvin and his wife, Michelle, of Jacksonville, Alabama, Matthew Irvin and Maelee Irvin-Pruitt, both of Anniston, Alabama.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 28, 2016, at Noon, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. 4th. Street, Philipsburg, with Rev. John Gibbons, Celebrant.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and on Friday, from 10:30am until 11:30am, both at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg. The reading of the Rosary will be presented at 3:30pm on Thursday, prior to the public visitation; and a Vigil Service will follow at 4:00 pm, both at the funeral home.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Osceola Mills.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. 4th. Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 or to the Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at www.beezerheathfh.com.