SCHOPPE, Thomas W. "Tom," 87, of Wintersville, OH, died Tuesday, Dec.18, 2012, at Trinity West.
He was born in Steubenville on Jan. 27, 1925, the son of the late Harry and Mary Martha Eleanor Rutledge Schoppe.
He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, where he worked in the Yorkville plant for 35 years as a foreman of electrical maintenance. Tom was a graduate of Steubenville High School and The Citadel. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, served in Northern Italy and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. Tom was a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and bowling.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia J. Montgomery Schoppe and his sister, Betty Jane Harries.
Tom is survived by his children, Patricia (Robert) Fellows of Richmond, OH, Harry (Patricia) Colgrove of Ashville, NC, Jack (Darlene) Colgrove of Little Hocking, OH, and Linda Schoppe and Bill Schoppe, both of Wintersville, OH; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. with Jack Colgrave officiating. Burial will be private.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.