Thomas Vincent Rost, 96, of Greenock, surrounded by his loving family and transcended to the Lords house not made with hands passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023 at home. (The same day of the year that his mother died). Tom was born August 18, 1927 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Paul and Frances Ann (Regensburger) Rost. Tom was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish- St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Township, American Association of Retired Persons, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens and the Knights of Columbus. Tom is a veteran of World War II serving with the Navy ‘Seabee's’, the battleship U.S.S. Mitchell, and was based in the Philippines. Tom was co-owner of Rost Electric and was proud of the many hospitals, high schools and high rise office buildings in Pittsburgh that he wired as an electrician. Tom belonged to the IBEW Local 5 for 75 years! Tom loved his family and family outings, camping and travel, RVing, gardening, and boating. He built his own home in Greenock in 1952, a beautiful cabin at the Youghiogheny Lake which included a waterfall, paddle wheel and fountain that was built inside the two floors of the cabin. Once Tom retired from his electrical career, he then took on the project of building his daughter and son-in-law’s cherished home in Elizabeth Township.
Tom is survived by his son Greg (Becky Hackley) Rost and daughter Lori (Gary) Barnes of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren Carrie (Bryan) Brickman and Stacy (Ryan) Noll, Garrett Barnes (Sarah LaSitis) and Cameron Barnes. He is also survived by his brother Robert Rost and sister Frances Ann ‘Nene’ (Rost) McConnell and brother-in-law Charles Hallett (Martha). He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Patrick Rost, Evelyn Brickman, Vinny Brickman, Alivia Brickman, Julia Brickman, Amelia Noll and Norah Noll, and many nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.(412) 751-5000. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 10 am. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation P.O. Box 10380, Pittsburgh PA 15234. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published September 24, 2023.