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Thomas Earl Springer

December 5, 1922 — August 20, 2020

Thomas Earl Springer
December 5, 1922 - August 20, 2020

Thomas Earl Springer, 97, of Scottdale passed away peacefully Thursday, August 20, 2020 while at The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Greater Pittsburgh. A veteran of World War II, Thomas joined the armed forces in 1943 to proudly serve the country that he loved so dearly. As a member of the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Thomas served in Africa and Italy before his participation in Operation Overlord where he along with the 18th Regiment stormed Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, as part of the Normandy landings in northern France. Thomas participated in three campaigns where he received three service stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Rifle Badge, and the Purple Heart for wounds that he suffered during combat. After his discharge in 1945, Thomas would return home to marry Susanna 0. Kunkle in 1946 to begin their lives together. Thomas was born on December 5, 1922, in Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Joseph Springer and Sadie Myrtel Tarr. Prior to his retirement in 1985, Thomas was a licensed insurance agent with American General Life Insurance Company. Soon after retiring, Thomas started his own business, specializing in antique restoration and chair caning. He became an expert in his craft and enjoyed the many friendships that came as a result. Thomas is survived by his wife Susanna, daughters Nancy Martin and Mary Lynne Hixenbaugh; grandchildren Craig (Stephanie) Martin, Amy (Quenton) Martin, Michael (Ashley) Martin, and Brad Hixenbaugh; great-grandchildren Autum, Winter, Odhinn and Penny; and great-great granddaughter Mavis. He also leaves behind so many good friends and family. One of the most important things in Thomas' life was his faith. He loved going to church and fellowshipping at Alpha Ministries in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11am to 1 pm Monday, August 24, 2020 at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant. A Private service for the family will be held immediately following the visitation officiated by the Rev. James I. Lyons of Alpha Ministries, Inc. Interment with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 446 Mt. Pleasant will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. Please visit Tom's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director. (In compliance with the CDC Covid-19 guidelines, only 25 visitors will be permitted in the funeral home at one time. Social distancing and masks are required)
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730 W Main St, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

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