Carl "Tom" Pieper, 85, of the Saxonburg area, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Union City, Pa., he was the son of the late Carl A. Pieper and Bessie Fay Pieper.
He graduated from Union City High School in 1949. Tom was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954. He spent most of his working years in sales and was a custodian at Clinton Elementary, South Butler School District before his retirement. He also worked part time at the Butler Auto Auction for 17 years. He was a member of Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he was previously an elder, life member of Union City VFW Post 6773, and the Saxonburg American Legion Post 683. Tom was an avid sports fan, especially high school sports, enjoyed traveling on bus trips and playing cards. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and helping to play Santa Claus.
Surviving are son, David E. (Desi) Pieper of Tionesta; daughters, Darlene (Chuck) Borton of Spring Creek, Pa., and Diana (Roy) Nelson of Natrona Heights; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce (Sally) Pieper of Alabama; his long-time best friend, Lil Bachman of Saxonburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce A. (Mitchell) Pieper, whom he married June 6, 1953; his daughter, Debbie Pieper Haugh; one brother; and three sisters.
Friends will be received on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home Inc., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg.
Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Douglas Dorsey officiating.
Interment with military honors provided by the Saxonburg American Legion Post 683 will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023; or to the Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 466, Saxonburg, PA 16056.