Thomas Swab

Thomas Dean Swab, 64, of Brookville, died April 16, 2015 at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville PA.

He was born October 10, 1950, in Brookville, a son of the late Richard and Clara (Smith) Swab
Tom graduated Brookville Area High School and his career highlights include retiring at the age of 32 from PennDOT, 20+ years as the preeminent tire repair product salesman in western Pennsylvania, Fourth of July celebration specialist, and many other ventures too numerous to list here.

Tom served for over 20 years on the Brookville Area School Board and was a founding member of the Firemen’s Club.

His other interests included arguing with everyone on the school board, getting into laughing fits in and outside of school board meetings, working at his house, telling stories, bonfires in the back yard, beer, dogs, family and friends.

Contrary to what he may have told everyone he will not be propped up in a chair giving everyone the finger.

He is survived by two children, Christopher Swab and wife Erin of Pittsburgh, and Cybill Swab of DuBois; one granddaughter, Ella Swab; one brother, Richard “Dick” (Carla) Swab of Va; one sister, Karen(Charlie) Hetrick of Brookville.

Friends will be received from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Sunday April 19th at Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Brookville.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville, celebrated by Father William Laska.

His ashes will be interred at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send any donations to S&T Bank, 256 main St., Brookville, PA 15825 in care of Terry Rhodes for the Tom Swab memorial scholarship fund.

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