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Thomas Hribal

January 29, 1968 — December 6, 2020

Thomas G. Hribal “beloved son, husband, and uncle”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Thomas G. Hribal, 52, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, December 6, 2020, following a period of failing health.

Born on Monday, January 29, 1968, in the US Army Hospital, Berlin, Germany, he was a son of Thomas E. and Janet Kramer Hribal. On October 28, 2009 in Ludowici, Georgia, he married Paula M. McDonald, who survives.

He was a graduate of Westmoreland High School in Scottdale. Thomas enlisted in the US Army, serving in the Persian Gulf War. He proudly served from 1988 until 1991, attaining the rank of PFC. Thomas worked for the US Census Bureau until ill health forced him to retire.

Thomas enjoyed hunting and reading Zane Grey works. A history buff, he enjoyed watching the History Channel.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 11 years; his father and stepmother, Thomas and Jeannie Hribal of Everest; his mother, Janet Hribal of Hortense, Georgia; a half brother, Troy; a half sister, Tiffany; a niece; and four nephews, including Daniel C. Thompson of Shinglehouse.

Thomas was predeceased by two sisters, Michelle Hribal and Bobbie Hribal.

In honoring Thomas’ wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 PA 244, Oswayo, PA 16915.

Thomas’ family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Thomas, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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