Thomas Gilkey

Thomas Gilkey

Thomas L. Gilkey, 90, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of February 13, 2020 at Rhodes Estates. Born in New Castle on November 7, 1929, Thomas was the son of the late Frank Roy and Olive Roberts Gilkey. Preceding him in death on January 8, 1998 is his beloved wife, the former Carolyn Cercone whom he married on March 20, 1954. Thomas proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy as a radioman. He retired from Bruce and Merrilees where he had worked as a machinist. Prior to that he had worked at Lockley Manufacturing and Rockwell International. Thomas was a member of Independent Methodist Church. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Thomas cherished the times he spent with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Karen Flynn of Jarrettsville, MD, Thomas Gilkey and wife Joannne of New Castle, Sherri Lyons and husband Michael of New Castle, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Thomas is preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Visitation is Monday from 4pm to 7pm at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory 941 S. Mill St. followed by a service at 7pm at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Richard Nero. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military rites at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery.
November 7, 1929 - February 13, 202011/07/192902/13/2020
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Thomas L. Gilkey, 90, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of February 13, 2020 at Rhodes Estates. Born in New Castle on November 7, 1929, Thomas was the son of the late Frank Roy and Olive Roberts Gilkey. Preceding him in death on January 8, 1998 is his beloved wife, the former Carolyn Cercone whom he married on March 20, 1954. Thomas proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy as a radioman. He retired from Bruce and Merrilees where he had worked as a machinist. Pr...

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02/17/2020 07:00 PM Monday, February 17 2020
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