Thomas A. Livelsberger
06/13/1924 - 04/08/2019
Thomas A. “Speck” Livelsberger, 94, of McSherrystown passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. He was the husband of Mary E. (McKim) Livelsberger with whom he shared 75 years of marriage. Born June 13, 1924 in Edgegrove, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Annie M. (Groft) Livelsberger. Tom was retired as an Insurance Broker after 44 years of service. He was a 1942 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown and then served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army Airborne during WWII. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown where he was a member of the parish council, RCIA program, finance committee, prison ministry, served as a Eucharistic Minister and a lector. Tom was a Boy Scout Leader, a lay director for the search retreat program at Delone, a member of the Delone Athletic Assoc., McSherrystown Knights of Columbus where he was a 4th Degree member of the Fr. Cyril J. Allwein Assembly, McSherrystown Home Assoc. and Catholic War Veterans in Bonneauville. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an avid sports follower of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Jim Livelsberger and Cindy Faulknier of Kansas City, KS, Lynn Leonard and husband Austin of McSherrystown, Cork Livelsberger and wife Denise of Edgegrove and Peg Wildasin and husband Lee of McSherrystown; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Leonard Nevins, Josh Wildasin, Kevin Leonard, Erica Hadley, Brian Wildasin, Benjamin Livelsberger and Amy Wildasin; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 siblings, Gerald, Richard, Bernard, Joseph, Rita and Marion Livelsberger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery, with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Relatives and friends will be received Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with prayers at 8:00 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be: Josh Wildasin, Kevin Leonard, Brian Wildasin, Ben Livelsberger, Dan Nevins and Mike Hadley. Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Thomas and Mary Livelsberger Family Scholarship Fund c/o Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave. McSherrystown, PA 17344 or Annunciation Church, 26 N. Third St. McSherrystown, PA 17344.
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Posted at:04/11/2019 11:11 pm
Kathy (Small) Carter
Dear Cork, Jim, Lynn, Peg,
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your dear dad. He was such a caring, sweet and kind man. If I could have chosen a second dad, he was the perfect one! Regrets that I will not be in Hanover until May & share another wonderful visit with your dad. I always loved your dad & mom dearly...after all these years. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Kathy Roseville CA
Posted at:04/11/2019 10:10 pm
Kathleen M Carter
I am so sorry to hear that your beloved "Speck" has passed away after 75 beautiful years together. Your love for one another will live on forever until your joyful reunion in Heaven.
I am praying God will give you peace and comfort in the days to come.
I love you both.
Kathy (Small) Carter
Posted at:04/09/2019 6:06 pm
Mahlon & Mary Mann
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Tom's passing. We are so glad we went to see them last year when we were visiting. Was planning on seeing Uncle Tom and Aunt Mary in May, when we come up again. We loved both of them very much. We are so sorry to miss his viewing and funeral. We will be praying for all of the family.
Mahlon & Mary Mann
Bowling Green, FL
Posted at:04/11/2019 9:09 am
I was so saddened to hear that you have lost such an incredibly special person in your life. I know this is a time a grief, as well as fond remembrance. I understand you had an extremely special relationship with your grandfather and I know how much you treasured that. We are all here thinking of you, praying for healing and will do what we can to support you in your absence. Loving thoughts are with you and your family as you celebrate your grandfather's life and grieve his passing.
Posted at:04/11/2019 10:10 am
So many memories...uncle speck was such a happy n caring man.he always had a smile on his face and would help any way he could..many fun childhood swimming days at his pool..will cherish them forever..thoughts n prayers for the family. RIP. Love you all. Margie mckim
Posted at:04/09/2019 9:09 am
Dr. janet M. Schneider
Sorry to hear of your father-in-law's passing. He was a very nice man. I did not know him well but did know is brother Bernie. Take care and please know that youare in my thoughts and prayers. janet
Posted at:04/09/2019 4:04 pm
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad's death. The last time I remember talking to him and your Mom was in church. I am blessed to say they both have been a great influence in my life. Praying for your family. Carol
Posted at:04/12/2019 12:12 pm
My sincere sympathy to all of you.
Posted at:04/14/2019 11:11 pm
A fond goodbye to one of the "Greatest Generation" Thank you so much dear Tom for all that you and your comrades did to help my part of the world at such an horrific time of history. Love from a "child" of World War 2 London England.