Thomas G Sargeson, Sr. of Monaca passed away Saturday evening, February 8, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He recently celebrated his 89th birthday a few days earlier on Feb. 2nd.
Raised in Aliquippa, he was the son of the late Duncan and Cora Sargeson.
A gifted athlete, Tom was a member of the Aliquippa High School Track and Field team which won the 1946 P I A A Cross Country Team championship. In 1948, Tom ran in the P I A A Cross Country finals, winning the first place title which he held until the early 1990’s. He was inducted into the Aliquippa Sports Hall of Fame two times, once in 1975 for his individual accomplishments in Track and Field and again in 1977 as a member of the Aliquippa High School PIAA Championship Track and Field Team of 1946. Tom was also an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Both fast and light on his feet, Tom was an excellent dancer. It was on the dance floor where he meet his sweetheart and wife of 67 years, Margie Ursida Sargeson. While vacationing in Florida, the couple won the first place award for a jitterbug dance contest.
Tom was a U S Korean War veteran having served in the U S Air Force. He currently held a life membership at the Monaca American Legion Post #580 and was a member of the former Monaca V F W post. He was a 60 year member of the Monaca United Methodist Church and a church usher.
He was a retired millwright of the former J & L Steel’s Aliquippa works and a U S W A member. He enjoyed camping near DuBois, Pennsylvania and walked regularly for the past 30 years at the Beaver Valley Mall.
Tom had cared for multi members of his family which includes his beloved wife, Margie. Five children: the late Mary-Kay Sargeson Broglie and her husband, Louis; Thomas Sargeson, Jr., Susan Sargeson, Margie Sargeson-Richards and her husband, Larry and Joe Sargeson and his wife, Gloria. Seven grandchildren: Christina, Anthony ‘Buddy’. Kayla, Hannah, Mariko, John and Nicholas. Four great grandchildren: Dane, Sophia, Bella and Cheyenne.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary-Kay Sargeson Broglie, three siblings, Albert and Jack Sargeson and Elizabeth Johnston.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 12th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca where services will be held on Thursday at 1 PM with his pastor, the Reverend Nancy Shute, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery with full military honors at 1:50PM provided by the Beaver County Special Unit.
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