Thomas E. Seiple
Thomas E. Seiple, of Greenville, passed away January 25, 2020 in the Emergency Room at Sharon Regional Hospital. He was 86. Born on July 12, 1933 in Sharon, a son to Clarence A. and Maryetta Hart Seiple. A graduate of Sharon High School. He was a draftsman at the Westinghouse Transformer Plant in Sharon for 33 years, until its close in 1985. After adult classes at Mercer County Votech School food service program, he was hired as assistant class instructor. He worked there until 1987, after the death of his first wife, Nancy Donaldson, whom he married on June 5, 1954. Tom served as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School treasurer, Deacon Board and choir member at the former Greencrest Park Community Baptist Church, Greenville PA. He married Ida M. Foust on September 7, 1991 and resided in Conneaut Lake, PA, until after her death on March 28, 2018. Tom completed the Spiritual Enrichment Course through the Church Leadership Institute and was licensed by Linesville First Baptist Church, Linesville, PA as Pastor of Visitation. He worked as site coordinator for the Institute for four years.
He was a member of the American Baptist French Creek Association Board of Directors and served as Chairman. With assistance from his second wife, he served eleven years in the Visitation Ministry. Tom had a strong passion to serve and minister to the hurting and the sick. Tom loved and respected others and was loved and respected in return. A man of prayer with a willingness to share his faith in Jesus Christ.
Surviving is his treasured family: Daughter: Carol Gales and her husband Don, of Greenville
Stepdaughters: Faith Ann Smith, Conneaut Lake; Ava Barba and her husband Frank, Meadville
Granddaughters: Amy Hollowell and her husband, Michael; Megan Robertson and her husband Greg
Step Grandchildren: Hilary Carte, Britany Gales, Jacquelyn Geer and her husband Jeramee, Garrett Smith, Jennifer Ax and her husband Jim, Elizabeth Kerlik and her husband Bob, Adam Barba and his wife Alana.
Great Grandchildren: Evan, Ryan and Sean Hollowell; Addie and Lyla Robertson
Step Great Grandchildren: Drake, Mallory and Penelope Carte; Kylee Hollowell; Jenna and Jacob Geer; Logan and Jordan Ax; Alexander and Matthew Kerlik
Two sister in laws and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his two wives, he is preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Karen Lorent. A sister, Shirley Smith and three brothers, Robert, James and John.
The funeral service will be Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11am in the chapel at John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 2630 East State Street, Hermitage, with grandson, Dr. Greg Robertson, Growing Oaks Community Church, Reidsville, NC.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5 to 7pm
Burial will be in America's Cemetery.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.
Published on January 27, 2020


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