Thomas Piper, Sr Obituary

Thomas Wright Piper, Sr
Thomas Wright Piper, Sr

October 3, 1937 - November 1, 2019
Born in Dunbar Twp, Pennsylvania
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Thomas W. Piper, Sr., 82, of Anchorage, Alaska passed away on November
1st, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm, November 16th, 2019, at Anchorage
City Church with Pastor Kim Patterson, officiating. Arrangements are by
Cremation Society of Alaska.
Thomas was born to Emmet R. and Mary A. Piper on October 3rd, 1937. He
went to school at Dunbar High School, graduating in 1955. He married
Nora Lou Killian on August 3rd, 1957 in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. He was
a veteran of the Air Force, serving from 1955 through 1959. Thomas and
Nora Lou then moved to Sutton, Alaska. He worked at Anchorage School
District from 1960 until his retirement in 1991. Thomas and his family
attended Farm Loop Christian Center until 1988 when they began attending
Anchorage City Church formerly known as Anchorage Christian Center.
Thomas is preceded in death by his son, Patrick M. Piper, parents Emmet
and Mary Piper, brothers Emmet Jr., John Piper and sisters Mary K.
Kennedy, Caroline R. Reagan and Audrey DeBolt.
Thomas is survived by his beloved wife, Nora Lou, children Donna M.
Piper, Angela I. Koppenberg (Aaron), Kevin A. Piper (Heather), Shalese M.
Santiago and Thomas W. Piper Jr., sister Vera J. Halfhill (Howard), 19
grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas’ name to Meals on
Wheels. The family of Thomas wishes to extend our sincere thanks to
Anchorage Hospice and the nurses and doctors who cared for him.

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