Thomas P. Fartro, 97, of Washington, formerly of Houston, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in The Grove at Washington. He was born January 6, 1924, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Carmen and Pauline Novak Fartro.

He was a graduate of Canonsburg High School and a lifetime member of St. Patrick Church in Canonsburg.

Tom was a proud veteran of World War II when he served with the United States Army and was deployed to Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of the American Legion Post 902 of Houston and its Honor Guard, rarely missing a military funeral for one of his comrades. He was also an avid and extremely astute card player.

For most of his career, Mr. Fartro was a self-employed direct marketer of clothing, and, prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a psychiatric aide for 10 years at Mayview State Hospital near Bridgeville.

On February 12, 1953, he married Sarah Mae “Sally” Boyce, who passed away June 18, 2010.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his son, the Reverend Jeffrey T. Fartro of Cleveland-Parma, Ohio, his wife, Lynn and three grandchildren, Leeland, James and Sarabeth Fartro; his sister, Lucy Cannon; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are five brothers, Benjamin, Rocco, Tony, Joe and John Fartro; and seven sisters, Nancy and Teresa Fartro, Rose Churray, Pauline Churchel, Mary Kolarsky, Ann Niemiec and Elizabeth Fartro.

Interment, with full military honors by the United States Army and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 Honor Guard, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 3, in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township (please arrive no later than 12:15 p.m).. Services will be held, with Mr. Fartro’s son, the Reverend Jeffrey T. Fartro, officiating.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra LFD, owner/supervisor, Erin E. Jones LFD, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120.

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Published by Observer-Reporter from Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2021.