Thomas E. West, 87, of Perryopolis, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2023 at WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital. Born January 12, 1936 in Belle Vernon, PA he was the son of the late Samuel Paul and Mary Louise Richardson West. A lifelong resident of the Perryopolis area, Thomas was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church, Brownsville, where he enjoyed singing at services, and was a retired programmer for American Woodmark. He served as a missionary in South America for 11 years, enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.
He is survived by his wife Betty Carol Harbarger West to whom he was married to for 65 years, son & daughter in law Thomas & Sherri (Bable) West, daughter & son in law Kathy (West) & Scott Chaw of Perryopolis, daughter Karen West, daughter in law Donna (Parthemer) West, three sisters Alma (West) Taylor and husband Roy, Sharon (West) Hogg and husband Scott, Vivian (West) Conn, brother in law Robert Balentine, sister in law Emma (Rebottini) West, 12 grandchildren Thomas Lee West, Cristiana West, Joshua West, Amanda West, Arlene West, Amy (West) Hoover, Ronald P. West Jr., Thomas D. West, Christopher West, Renee Chaw, Ryan Chaw, Riley Chaw, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his two sons Ronald P. West, Donald Ray West, daughter Caren Sue West, granddaughter Keisha Hottinger, sister Rita (West) Balentine, brother Harold West, and brother in law Harry Conn.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 10:00 AM with the Pastor Edward Truitt of Wesleyan Methodist Church and Pastor Leonard Herod officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.