Thomas A. Gombar, age 94, of Moon Township, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center. Tom was born on October 3, 1927, in Throop, PA, the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Juna) Gombar. Loving husband of 69 years to his beloved late wife Amelia/Mim (Nazinskas) Gombar. He leaves behind his two children; Thomas J. Gombar of Ruffs Dale, PA and Judy A. (Edward) Richer of Moon Township; two grandchildren, Taylor Gombar of Lonetree, CO and Linah Richer-Guimaraes of Porto, Portugal; as well as his sister, Dorothy Pisarcik of Throop, PA and many nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded him in death: Andrew, Francis and Edward and one sister, Gertrude Gombar-Calichio.
Tom was a graduate of the University of Scranton, earning an Associate Degree in Engineering. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII where he was stationed on the USS Wren Destroyer. After his military service, he worked as a draftsman for Babcock & Wilcox, later joining Combustion Engineering as a Field Service Engineer, then working until his retirement in 1989 as Superintendent of Power Generation with Shenango, Inc. He was a proud member of the VFW in Coraopolis and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America at the Immaculate Conception Church, an usher for St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Tool Engineers. In retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, golfing, bowling, camping, and dancing with his wife as members of the Happy Bunch Square & Round Dance Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Township on Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 10:30 am. Interment with military honors will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at stjude.org. Arrangements entrusted to R. D. Copeland, Moon Township.
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