THOMAS ORD TRAVIS Age 72, of West Mifflin, passed into eternal rest on July 17, 2017, at Southwestern Assisted Living, in West Mifflin. Tom was born on July 9, 1945, in Pittsburgh the son of the late Walter L. and Lillie E. (Betty) Ord Travis. Tom spent most of his early life on the west coast returning to West Mifflin in 1960. He attended West Mifflin South High School and graduated with the class of 1963. He attaneded Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and Point Park University, then served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed by US Steel Duquesne Works but moved back to Oregon in 1988 and was employed as a Communications Specialist with the Credit Union Association of Oregon, in Beaverton. He enjoyed living in close proximity to the ocean as well as renewing childhood friendships. Tom was also active in the Loyal Order of the Moose in Duquesne, PA and in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loved playing golf and fishing and was an avid volunteer fundraiser for children in need. He returned again to West Mifflin in 2013 to be close to his children and granddaughter. He is survived by his son, Thomas O. Travis, Jr. and his daughter, Rebecca "Becki" Fanala, both of West Mifflin; and granddaughter, Madison Paige Lapp, of White Oak; also siblings, Lynda (Ralph) Raniero, of Viola, IL, Ralph (Irene) Travis, of Jefferson Hills, and Nancy (John) Stolley, of Muscatine, IA; and several nieces and nephews. At his request there will be no public visitation or service. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to Mooseheart, a residential care facility for children and teens in need and a place very close to Tom's heart. Contact http://www.mooseheart.org/. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.
Originally published July 22, 2017.