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Reverend Thomas R. Stennett
August 22, 2022
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IN LOVING MEMORY of the Reverend Thomas R. Stennett, Pastor Emeritus, Christ Lutheran Church residing in Aspinwall, formerly of Shaler, entered life eternal August 22nd, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. He was born April 2, 1933, and married his wife, Judith, on August 20, 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Sarah, his brother Alan, and his great grandson Julian. He is survived by his two siblings, Jack, and Marlene; three children, Beth (Joseph), Matthew (Marianne) and Eric; six grandchildren Angela (Zach), Michael (Kimberly), Allison (John), Hannah, Alex, and Jillian; and seven great-grandchildren, Dorian, Elias, Sophia, Oliver, Annabelle, Jackson, and Abigail.
Tom is remembered as a wonderful Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather who always put family first. Tom was a pastor and a scholar, attending Thiel College and the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. He was a true Christian, leading his flock with compassion, love, and humor. He reminded us that pastors are people like you and me. His sermons were lessons of love for God, and a pathway to follow from which his children were often the example. He is remembered for his amazing singing, perfect pitch, and a booming voice that echoed from the pulpit. Tom had a strong commanding presence in the Lutheran Church. He led parishes in Clairton, Erie, South America, McMurray, Monessen, Latrobe and retired from his church in Millvale. He was an incredible listener, never turning anyone away who wanted to talk or needed help. He loved to garden, travel, and read. Tom will be remembered most for the passion he had for his family. Family dinners full of laughter and joy, playing games, assembling jigsaw puzzles, and countless meaningful conversations shaped that passion. Tom’s favorite time of year was Christmas, when his family came together and enjoyed a fondue feast, and the comforting love that he embodied. He brought joy to people’s lives with a simple touch on their shoulder or a word of reassurance felt in their soul. He will be remembered for all the people he helped and his unselfish caring for all humanity. He is with God and is at peace.
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