Thomas Victor Rishel, 71, of Uniontown, passed on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in Uniontown Hospital.
Born February 20, 1948, in Uniontown, he was a son of the late Glenn Franklin and Margaret (Lally) Rishel; beloved husband of Kathryn “Kathy” (Suchevits) Rishel; father of Thomas (Emilia) Rishel of Pittsburgh and Kathryn “Katie” Rishel of Uniontown; brother-in-law of Tom and Sally Suchevits of Aptos, Calif., Barbara and David Eckroth of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Danielle Rishel of Orange Park, Fla. Several aunts and uncles and nieces, nephews and cousins still survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Rishel and in-laws Thomas and Margaret Suchevits and Mary Margaret Suchevits. Tom was a 1967 graduate of Uniontown Area High School, and attended Robert Morris College, 1969 graduate of Computer Systems Institute, attended Penn State University and in 1985 graduated Pennsylvania Department Of Corrections. He was a lieutenant at the Fayette County Prison, retiring in 2008, employed at Fayette Bank as a bank teller and mail/supplyroom supervisor, a member of St. Mary’s (Nativity) Church and The Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed watching TV, especially the Steelers and Pirates, as well as police and fire call scanners and following news broadcasts on his iPad.
Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown. Prayers of Transfer at 9:15 a.m. Friday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s (Nativity) Church, Uniontown. Parish wake service conducted by the Lazarus Group at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s (Nativity) Cemetery, Uniontown. Tributes welcome at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.