Thomas J. Tridico, 86, of Greensburg, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Villa Angela at St. Anne Home, Greensburg.
He was born October 4, 1925, in Warren, a son of the late James and Ange-line (Scalise) Tridico. In ad-dition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anita B. (Castracane) Tridico, on June 29, 2011; a brother, James Tridico; and a sister, Cathrine Hil-lard. He is survived by two daughters, Tina A. Pearson and her husband, Thomas, of Indiana, Pa., and Marta Urban and her husband, Andrew, or Greensburg; four grandchildren, Jennifer McTighe, Beth Anne Nes-tor (James), Andrew Urban and Alex Urban; a great-grandson, James Kordish; and a sister, Caro-line "Konky" Tridico, of Warren.
Tom was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg, where he served on parish coun-cil. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1480. He was a retired sergeant with the Pennsylvania State Police serving as a criminal investigator. He had been chosen to attend the FBI Academy. He served as chief of the Westmoreland County Detectives Bureau in the District Attorney's Office and had been ap-pointed officer in charge of the Bureau of Criminal In-vestigations for the Attor-ney General's Office in Western Pennsylvania. Tom had served in the Navy as a medical corps-man attached to the Ma-rines in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Bloodhound Team, past director of Air Rescue East, and a life member of the Marine Corps League, Greensburg Detachment No. 834. He was past president of the Westmore-land County Camp Cadet, past director of the Greensburg Hempfield Li-brary, past director of the Greensburg Foundation, and had served on Greensburg City Council from 1991 until 2011.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg. Prayers at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, fol-lowed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. Inter-ment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. The Tridico fam-ily would like to ack-nowledge the staff at St. Anne Home for their loving care and support given to their parents and their en-tire family. Family suggests memorial contributions to Westmoreland County Camp Cadet, 100 N. West-moreland Ave., P.O. Box P, Greensburg, Pa. 15601 or St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com