Thomas Francis Frazier
Thomas Francis Frazier, 59, Shenango Township, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (March 19, 2020) in his West Middlesex home.
Tom was born Feb. 26, 1961, in Greenville, a son of Francis M. and Marilyn (Oakes) Frazier.
He was a 1979 graduate of Reynolds High School. He earned a degree in materials engineering from Penn State University and a degree in human resources from Geneva College.
He was formerly employed as a scheduler at Sharon Steel's Damascus Tube Division, Greenville, and was currently employed as a production scheduler at Sharon Coating, a division of NLMK.
Tom was a member of New Virginia United Methodist Church, Hermitage, where he was always known to lend a helping hand, especially when it came to Sunday School or the children's activities. He was a former member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Greenville.
Highly involved in the community, Tom served as the former chairman of the American Society of Material Engineers and as a past president of the Hermitage Historical Society. He enjoyed assisting with the STEM programming for students and was active in hosting ASM Materials Camps and attended local science fairs, where he loved judging the exhibits and seeing the enjoyment of the kids and their hard work.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, spending time at his cabin and training beagles. He competed in countless beagle trials with his dogs and served as a judge for competitions.
But most of all, Tom loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He shared a birth date with his wife, Rhonda, and made sure to make the day a special one. He was known to have a soft spot for his grandkids and could hardly ever say no to their requests. He could always be found outside, watching the kids play, or taking them to their various practices, events, or Burger King for a special treat. There was nothing Papa wouldn't do for his family and always put them first. His grandkids were truly the light of his life.
He is survived by: his wife, Rhonda Williamson, whom he married Feb. 14, 1999; two daughters, Rossalynn "Roz" Burd and her husband Mike, Sarver, Pa., and Merriel "Merry" Brown and her husband Myke, Hermitage; three sons, Morgan Frazier and his companion Kelly, Sharon, Samuel Frazier, Sharpsville, and Galen Frazier, Sharon; a granddaughter who resided with him, Emmalina Grove; and five additional grandchildren, Henry, Stella and Ruby Burd, and William and Max Brown. He was affectionately known as Papa to his grandchildren. He is survived by: a sister, Julie Gartner and her husband Darrin, Reading, Pa.; and a brother, Neil Frazier, Alma, Ark.; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Adrianne Rae Wills.

Thomas Francis, 59, Shenango Township.
Calling hours: None.
Service: A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Interment: Mount Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Township.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on March 22, 2020


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Michael Cummings
Mar 27, 2020
Rhonda, so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. You and your family will be in m yu prayers. I feel I was getting to know Tom and enjoyed seeing him at Church and related activities. I will miss him want you to know you have my deepest sympathies. Mike
Debra LaVan (Kilgore)
Mar 24, 2020
Rhonda and family I am so sorry for your loss! I know it is a very hard thing to go through! You have my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time! 🙏🙏🙏
Stacy Gongloff
Mar 22, 2020
Rhonda, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Marge Cornman
Mar 22, 2020
Do sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏