Thomas P. "Terp" Trella, 85 of Houtzdale, passed away Tuesday February 1, 2022, at Haida Healthcare and Rehab Center, Hastings.
Born June 20, 1936, in Pacific (rural Houtzdale), he was the son of the late Paul Andrew and Anna (Flecher) Trella.
Thomas was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the Houtzdale American Legion Freeberg Post #591.
He served honorably with the United States Army 553rd Engineer Company from 1959 to 1962.
Thomas was a talented carpenter who built many homes in the area. He also built furniture including miniature American Doll House designs for children.
On October 29, 1968, her married Annette (Murawski) Trella, who preceded him in death on January 12, 2017.
Thomas is survived by two sisters: Delores "Dory" Archibald of Harrisburg and Patricia Waltman of Everett. along with numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, many aunts and uncles, one nephew Thomas Waltman, and brother and sisters-in-law: Joan Simmons, Melanie Murawski and Phil Kitko.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale with Father Joseph Czarkowski as celebrant.
Family and friends will be received Friday February 4, 2022, at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc., Houtzdale from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Brisbin.
Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
The family requested donations be made In Thomas's memory to Christ the King Catholic Church, 123 Good Street, Houtzdale, Pa. 16651
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