HANS, Thomas C., 79, of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, Ohio.
He was born September 27, 1932 in Steubenville, OH, the son of the late Frank and Isabelle Robinson Hans.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Thomas L. Hans; five brothers and five sisters.
He was a member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran, member of American Legion Post No. 10. Tom was kind, compassionate, and giving to his family and friends. He retired from Weirton Steel Corp. as a pipefitter in the basic oxygen plant.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine Louise Pritt Rosencrance Hans; daughter Vickie Skidmore (Mark) of Weirton, WV; stepsons Timothy Rosencrance (Roberta) of Snowshoe, WV, and Richard Rosencrance (Pam) of Dailey, WV; stepdaughter Susan Rosencrance of Weirton, WV; granddaughter Brooke Hans; grandson Christian Skidmore; eight stepgrandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren; and sister Maxine Blankenship (Norell) of Weirton, WV.
Visitation will be at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV, Sunday 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tim Conrad presiding. Burial will follow at Paris Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post No. 10 Honor Guard and the WV Honor Guard.