Thomas Klym

Obituary of Thomas Francis Klym

Thomas Francis Klym of Bolivar, PA (Fairfield), originally of Derry, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 12, 2023.  Born June 9, 1948, in Latrobe, PA, the son of the late Antony and Anna (Krinock) Klym.  

He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Bolivar VFC and an Army Veteran.  

He was preceded in death by brothers Tony, John and Bob, and sisters Anna and Mary Ann.  

He is survived by beloved and devoted wife of 52 years, Deborah (Hoover) Klym, daughter Heidi Anne (John) Speidel, Bolivar, and only granddaughter and his special buddy, Audrianne Marie Speidel (and boyfriend, Jacob Sharp), brother Paul James and sisters Julia, Catherine (Dominic), Dolores, sister-in-law Janet, numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, special friends- the Shapira family, and his fur babies Pumpkin, Maple, Blackie and Charcoal.  

Thomas graduated from Derry HS in 1966 and served in the US Army in Vietnam.   It was during Vietnam, through a letter to a soldier, he met the love of his life, his wife.  Thomas was the owner of the Woodworkers Shop, being a very talented craftsman and artist.  He also was employed by Florence Mining and Latrobe Steel. Thomas was an incredible cook and baker, a talented writer, musician and singer and an avid gardener and loved all animals (wild and tame) and he was often found sitting on his front porch enjoying nature and the stars.  Thomas devoted his entire life to his family, who he loved with his whole heart and soul.  

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St, Armagh and 8:30 AM till time of Mass of Christian Burial at 930 AM Tuesday, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 425 Bridge Street, Seward.  Internment Armagh Cemetery.

Special thanks to the first responders for their support and assistance and the medical staff who took care of him throughout his life.  Online condolences may be left at