Thomas Richard Zeedick

Thomas Richard Zeedick, 80 of Punxsutawney passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 after a very long and gallant fight with complications from heart surgery.

He was born on February 12, 1935 in Anita, a son of the late John Thomas and Ruth Caroline (Walker) Zeedick of Anita.

Thomas graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1953 and attended Clarion State University as an English major. He then honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II heavy cargo aircraft prop mechanic. His duty assignments included Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal; Lakenheath Royal AFB, England; and Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah. Thomas worked at Airco Carbon as a shipping clerk where he retired after 27 years.

Thomas’ family was his life. He adored spending time with his family and so generously sacrificed for them over the years. He and his brother John David were especially close. Only second to his family was his love for sports and his dog “Jake”. Jake will certainly miss his walking companion. He enjoyed all sports; but above all enjoyed football and was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panther fan. Thomas was a member of the Pentacostal Church.

Thomas is survived by two daughters and a son; Tamela Scott of Glenn Campbell, Mary Jo Zeedick and her fiancé Steve Story of Punxsutawney, and his son Thomas D. Zeedick of Anita. He is also survived by his much loved brother John David Zeedick of Punxsutawney and six grandchildren. Kimberly North, McKinnly Scott, Ronald Scott and his wife Naela; and Shauna, Jesse, and Joshua Huey. Thomas is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Chalae, Skylar, and Ivana.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Zeedick, a son-in-law, Ron Scott, his granddaughter, Amber Zeedick, and his niece, Jacqueline (Zeedick) Walker.

Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will follow at 12:30 and be held at the Funeral Home.

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