Thomas L. Lorenzo, 72, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at New Life Hospice Residential Center. Born on Aug. 2, 1942, in Punxsutawney to the late Vetus and Margaret (née Horvath) Lorenzo, he graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1960. He resided in Huron and Vermilion prior to making Lorain, Ohio, his home.
Thomas served in the U.S. Army for eight years. He was a staff sergeant. For 27 years, Thomas worked for Ford Motor Company at the Lorain Assembly Plant as a line worker, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the UAW Local 2000, Italian American Veteran’s Post 1 and the Little Men of Punxsutawney group, of which Tom was one of the founding members. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debbie (née Urban); his son, David (Michelle) Lorenzo, of West Palm Beach, Florida; his daughters, Lisa (Chris) Tomshack, of Avon, Ohio, and Jodi (Chris) Lorenzo-Schibley, of Greensboro, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Ashley (Adam) Hughes, Shannon, Christopher and Zack Tomshack and Aidan and Alexis Schibley; and his great-granddaughter, Fynley Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Horvath. Private services were held for the family only. Tom’s ashes were scattered around his parents’ grave in Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Penn.
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit on April 18, 2015
Here is an item in The Punxsutaney Spirit giving a photograph of Tom in a reunion of the Little Men of Punxsutaney.