Thomas R. Harding Sr. – HOOKSTOWN (GREENE TWP.)

Thomas R. Harding Sr., 68, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.), died Tuesday afternoon, February 9, 2016, in UPMC Presbyterian.

Born February 19, 1947, in Aliquippa, a son of the late James Charles and Helen (Vidovich) Harding, he had worked as a steelworker with the J&L Steel Corp., Aliquippa Works, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a corporal during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a younger brother.

Surviving is his significant other of 30 years, Diane L. Oravitz of Hookstown. He is also survived by a son, Thomas R. Jr. and his wife Tammy Harding of Cranberry Twp., and their children, Bethany, Jacob and Mason Harding; a stepson, Nicholas Oravitz of Pittsburgh and his daughter Haylee; a stepdaughter and her husband, Karen and Jim Paulus of Munhall, and their daughter, Faith Ann, and a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Bill Freed of Mercer County.

There will be no visitation. Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian House Baptist Chapel, 814 Route 18, Aliquippa, PA 15001. Rev. Thomas Knowles will officiate.

Inurnment will follow at a later date.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to one’s favorite charity in his name.

Cremation services provided by MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director.

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