Thomas 'Tom' Pachuta, 77, of Beckley, WV, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 30, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.
A lifelong resident of Beckley, Tom was born on August 27, 1937. He was the son of the late Steve E. Pachuta and Retha Ardath Thompson Pachuta. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward and a sister, Frances Ann Lomax.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Margaret Marie Stocchero Pachuta of Chicago, IL, and two sons Stephen Pachuta and his wife Rene of Alexandria, VA, and Anthony Pachuta and his wife Dawn of Chesapeake, VA. Tom had two grandchildren Stacy Matos of Chesapeake, VA and Stephen Pachuta, II of Raleigh, NC. He had five great grandchildren, Madison Burchette, Cameron Burchette, Christian Matos, and Marlie Elizabeth Matos of Chesapeake, VA and Kaylee Lakley of Louisburg, NC.
Tom was incredibly proud of years his military service. He and Marge both served in the United States Marine Corps. Following their return to Beckley, he served in the West Virginia National Guard and the United States Army Reserve. He retired in 1997 as a Command Sergeant Major with 40 years of service to our Nation.
He was a 1955 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a 1971 graduate of Morris Harvey College. Tom was associated with the automobile business in Beckley his entire life. He was employed as the Leasing Manager at Grady Whitlock Ford for over 35 years, and later, as owner of T&M Leasing and Rental Company.
A funeral liturgy will 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with the Reverend Monsignor Samuel Sacus officiating. A rite of committal and burial will follow in the Saint Sebastian Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. Sunday August 2, 2015. at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley. A prayer service will be offered at 8:00 p.m. led by Rev. Mr. Don Wise.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Knight of Columbus of the Father John Halpin Council. Military Honors will be conducted graveside by WVARNG Honor Guard.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.