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Thomas A. Ream, 63

October 30, 1958 - December 31, 2021

Thomas A. Ream, 63, of West Lampeter Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 31, 2021, at his home. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Edgar R. and D. Jeanne (Treaster) Ream. Tom was the loving husband of Betty Lou (Sensenich) Ream, and they celebrated 39 years of marriage last July.

Tom graduated from Chief Logan High School in Lewistown with the Class of 1976. For more than 35 years, he served with the PA Army National Guard; most of that time was with the 3622nd Maintenance Co.; and he retired as a Staff Sergeant. From 1989 to the present, he was employed in the Public Works Dept of West Lampeter Township. Tom was a dedicated life member of the Lampeter Fire Co., having over 43 years of volunteer service as a firefighter, driver, Chief Engineer, Fire Police Captain and Trustee. He was also a member of the Willow Street Fire Co., and was serving as the Acting President of the Keystone Wild Fire Crew and as a Director of the Mill Creek Sportsmen’s Assoc. In his free time, Tom enjoyed making trips to Disney World, visiting his niece and her family in South Carolina, watching westerns on TV, listening to oldies music on the radio, Pepsi, Mustang cars, and rebuilding his 8N Ford tractor.

Along with his wife, Tom is survived by his brother Dennis K. Ream and his wife Cindy of Lewistown, three sisters, C. Dianne Bigelow of York, Joan Dress and her husband Charles of Lewistown, and Karen Ward and her husband Ron of York, and a daughter, Wendy Ream of Quarryville. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jeanne Platt, and brothers Bill, Jack and Don Bigelow.

Services for Tom will be held at Lampeter Fire Company No. 1, 851 Village Road, Lampeter, PA 17537 on Friday, January 7, 2022. A viewing for the public will take place from 9 – 11 AM, and services will begin at 11 AM. Private interment at the convenience of the family will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory are encouraged to be made to Lampeter Fire Company No. 1 at the above address.

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January 15, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the family. Joan you are in my prayers and prayers. 

January 06, 2022

Deepest condolences to the family. We will miss Tom’s humor and contributions as a Director at Mill Creek Sportsman Club,  as well as snow days when he would plow and stop for a cup of coffee and chat. Gone too soon but not forgotten, Rip Tom. John and Lisa Wolf 

January 05, 2022

Tom, you will not only be missed by your Firehouse Family, you will be missed by your FIRE POLICE Family as well. Rest in PEACE BROTHER.

January 05, 2022

Betty Lou, Our deepest condolences to you, family & friends, the Township Crew, and the Fire House Family during this difficult time. We just beeped our horn and waved to Tom that morning – he waved back. It’s so hard to believe! He will be deeply missed by many. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers… and may God give you comfort and peace which passes all understanding.

January 05, 2022

Betty Lou .. From The Bottom Of Our Hearts We Are Very Sad To Hear About Tom, From All The Metz Family, Shirley, Dale, Melodee & Don, Dennis, Duane & Kim You Have Our Deepest Condolences. Tom Will Be Missed By So Many People We Will Miss Him Stopping By Here When Mowing. Once Again Our Condolences To You & His Family & The Firehouse Family.

January 05, 2022

Tom will be missed . Seen him every winter plowing our streets , and  on those A.C. bus trips.  Sorry for your loss.
The Reighards
 

January 05, 2022

Such a shocking loss.  We will always remember AC casino buss trips, Ford Carlisle,  car cruises and all the fun we have had together.  We’ll miss seeing you mowing and plowing.  Be at peace our friend. 
The Gochnauers

January 04, 2022

So so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing! One of my late brother Lee Metz friends. May peace and comfort be given to Betty Lou and his family.

January 04, 2022

We have many great memories of Tom and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with
the family.
Pam & Jim Stauffer

January 04, 2022

We will miss you. A true pillar of the community. May you mow the grasses of heavens roads. 
Carl sangrey

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Friday, January 07, 2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lampeter Fire Co. No. 1
851 Village Road
Lampeter, PA 17537,
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