Thomas C. Hoak

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Thomas C. Hoak, 69, of Westmoreland City, died Saturday December 30, 2017. He was born March 23, 1948 in Westmoreland City, the son of the late Thomas C. Sr. and Dorothy (Lewis) Hoak. Tom was a retired seventh grade history teacher for the Norwin School District. He was a graduate of California University and received a master’s degree from Duquesne University. He was a member of Primitive Methodist Church, Westmoreland City and a longtime member of Rescue 8, North Huntingdon. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruth Ann (Spencer) Hoak; his daughter Ashley L. Hoak of Kirksville, MO; his sisters Shirley (Jerry) Dohey of Forbes Road, Doris (Jim) Scarano of Westmoreland City, and Linda (Tom) Martin of Irwin; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. For online condolences please visit

Originally published January 02, 2018.

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