Thomas Paul DeRaleau, 58, of Miller Road, New Castle, passed away in the early morning of January 21, 2022 in UPMC Jameson Hospital. He was born on September 6, 1963 in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Tom lived in West Springfield MA until 1972. He moved to York, PA in 1973 where he attended and graduated from Dallastown Area Schools in 1981. Tom enlisted in the Navy Seabees as a Construction Electrician in July, 1981. Tour of duty included Great Lakes, Orlando, Gulfport, Norfolk, Port Hueneme, Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and was Honorably Discharged in July, 1986. Tom attended Penn State University Main Campus, Happy Valley for 3 semesters beginning in fall of 1986, where he met his wife Cathy. He transferred to Penn State York, and earned an Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology in 1990. He later earned a Bachelor of Science in same degree from Penn State Capital Campus in 1992. Tom and Cathy were married on May 30, 1993 and lived in York, PA until 1995, relocated to Buffalo, NY until 2003, until setting permanently in New Castle, PA.
Currently three of their five children attend the Union Area School District; his oldest son is a senior at YSU; and, his oldest daughter is a sophomore at SRU. Tom enjoyed being a handyman around the home with repairs and loved his back yard garden.
Tom is survived by his mother Phyllis Steiger DeRaleau of York, PA, wife Cathy Andrews DeRaleau, and their five children, David, Elisabeth, Joseph, Charlotte, and Nina, all of New Castle; brothers, Richard (Diane) DeRaleau of South Carolina, James DeRaleau of York, PA; sisters, Ann O’Donnell of Massachusetts, and Karen DeRaleau of York, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his father Richard G. DeRaleau; sister, Mary Ellen and brother in law, Peter O'Donnell.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Noga Funeral Home Inc. 1142 Mill Street, New Castle
The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct full Military Honor for Tom at the funeral home, immediately following visitation. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of Alleghenies. Arrangements were entrusted to the Noga Funeral Home, Inc.