Paruch: Thomas “Tom” passed away on November 3, 2020 in the comfort of his home in Rising Sun, MD, surrounded by his family. Born December 5, 1950 in Johnstown, PA the son of Ann Arlene Horner Paruch Hart and Joseph Paruch. Preceded in death by parents, sister Nancy Dittmer and her husband Jay, brothers Rusty Paruch and Dave Paruch. Beloved husband of Shirley (Thomas) Paruch. Devoted father of Nathaniel and Jolene, wife of Steven Biedenback. Cherished Gramps to Henry, William and Cordelia Biedenback. Brother of Sharon Crane (Eric), of Boswell and brother in law to Rosemarie Paruch, Jenners. Tom’s family, as well as friends Ed and Jim were the most significant things in life. He was an avid learner, Tom was a member of the Deans List at Cecil College as well as the National Honor Society. Tom served our country as an Air Force Aircraft Mechanic during the Vietnam War. He was a long-standing member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 194. Tom retired from an East Coast Auto Plant. No viewing at his request. Family and friends are invited to a grave side service at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery in Somerset 1:30 P.M. Tuesday. Those wishing can accompany the family from the funeral home may meet there at noon to proceed to the cemetery. Mike Dunlap will officiate. George E. Mason Funeral Home, Inc. Davidsville is assisting the family.
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