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Age 79, a resident of Peters Township since 1953, died Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was born February 28, 1941, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late William and Irma Hoover Tomey. Mr. Tomey graduated from Peters Township Junior-Senior High School in 1959 and attended California State College where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and West Virginia University where he received a Masters of Arts Degree. He taught American History for two years in the West Allegheny School District and thirty-three years in the Upper St. Clair School District where he served as middle school social studies curriculum leader for social studies for seventeen years. He was a member of the Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church since 1959 and currently the Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He was a former member of the Bethel-St. Clair Rotary Club and served as president of the community service organization during the 1977-78 club year. Photography, travel and presidential history were among his interests. He especially enjoyed traveling to the Scandinavian countries and Great Britain. He visited many presidential museums, homes and burial places. He was an avid reader. He is survived by a brother, Robert L. Tomey of North Strabane Township, and longtime dear friends Raymond and Nancy Jane Balach of Bethel Park and his "nieces" Nancy Maria Schuesselin and Beth Anne Balach. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUER, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 15317, (724) 941-3211. Family and friends will be received at funeral home from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Blessing service will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11 a.m., in funeral home chapel. Reverend Doug Brandt will conduct services of the Peters Creek Evangelist Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place at Brush Run Cemetery, Peters Township. Due to his profound respect for former President Calvin Coolidge, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, Inc., Box 97, Plymouth Notch, Vermont 05066. Please view and add tributes to www.beinhauer.com.
Published on March 8, 2020


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Gary and Marian Gries
Mar 11, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bills passing, we enjoyed an evening
with him last fall at the class reunion. He was a wonderful host of the event as usual. The reunions will
not be the same. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Les Evans
Mar 09, 2020
I was a teacher for 40 years at USC School District. Four of them
at Fort Couch Middle School. Bill was an exemplary co-worker
and teacher. Always pleasant to be around. He was an excellent
Lynn Bissell Moore
Mar 09, 2020
My brother and I both had Mr . Tomey. His classes were always interesting and never dull. I vividly remember a couple of pranks he would do during class. I learned a lot from him, he was a good guy.
Leslie Cashdollar
Mar 08, 2020
I had Mr Tomey as a teacher when I attended Ft Couch middle school in 1965. He was a wonderful and creative teacher. He also had a good sense of humor that I didn’t appreciate until later. He had a couple of sayings he used often and I still remember and use them. I am sorry for your loss.