Edward A. Thimons, 94, of Tarentum, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, January 6, 2020 at his home. He was born November 6, 1925, in Tarentum to the late Arnold and Marie Fleck Thimons. Ed was a 1946 graduate of Cornell University with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy. Ed retired after 40 years of service as the Research Director of Automotive and Aircraft at PPG Research in Harmar. He was a member of Holy Martyrs Church in Tarentum where he was a former church council member and was a member of the building committee. Ed was also a member of V.F.W. Post 894 in Natrona Heights and the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Holy Martyrs Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening & landscaping, playing cards with his family and his trips to the casino. Ed is survived by his wife of 73 years, Anna Mae Oravitz Thimons; his children, Edward D. (Barbara) Thimons Sr., of Bethel Park, Joseph F. (Jane) Thimons, of Natrona Heights, David R. (Janice) Thimons, of Marienville, Kathleen (Larry) Barkowski, of Natrona Heights and Thomas V. (Cathy) Thimons, of Allison Park; grandchildren, Edward Jr. (Julie), Heather, Nathan (Jen), Todd, Christy (Kevin), Nick (Kami), Ben (Natasha), Allie (Russ), Gabe, Kate (Cody), Michael (Marissa), Clare, Andrew, Alyssa (Matt), Jessica and Matthew; 22 great grandchildren and by his sister, Christine Hardaway, of Tarentum. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his grandson, Scott Edward Thimons; brothers, Joseph, Robert and Arnold Thimons and by his sisters, Margaret Culleiton and Madeline Yeasted.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Holy Martyrs Church with the Rev. Aaron Kriss as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tarentum. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Holy Martyrs Church, 353 West 9th Avenue, Tarentum, Pa. 15084. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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