Thomas G. Wory

February 25, 1963 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Thomas Wory Obituary

In loving memory of Thomas Glen Wory, 60 years old, of Ambridge, Pennsylvania.   He came into this world February 25, 1963 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and passed away unexpectedly in his home the morning of Monday, October 23, 2023 from a heart attack.   Thomas was raised in Ambridge on Vine Street by his parents, Thomas and the late Joyce Wory. He is survived by his father, his sisters, Cindy, Kimberly, and Elizabeth, and his children, Thomas (Amanda) Wory and their daughters, in Ormond Beach, Florida and Katie Wory and her fiancé, Phillip Lacher of Conway, Pennsylvania. 

 Tom graduated from Ambridge Area High School and was a true athlete, playing school sports including football, baseball, and track and field. Through his high school career, he worked as a lifeguard and painted professionally with his father.  Upon graduating high school, he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and completed his recruit training at Camp Lejeune; he served four years.  After completing his military service Thomas married his first wife, Marci and in 1986 they welcomed Tom’s only son, Thomas.   Tom and his son moved from North Carolina to Florida, and after a few years in the sunshine state, Tom and his son moved back to his hometown of Ambridge.  In 1990, he and his second wife Lynette were blessed with a baby girl, Katie, whom he affectionately called “my baby girl.”

 Tom had many jobs and and good at almost all trades. He worked in the famous Ambridge steel mills but his skill in painting, which he learned at a young age, would become his long time career.  He used his precise and intricate skills to found ‘Picture Perfect Painting’ with his third wife and loving soulmate, Dawn (Barclay) Wory.  One would be hard-pressed to find anyone who worked as hard and finished a job as beautifully as Picture Perfect Painting.  Tom and Dawn worked all over Pennsylvania, sharing their skills with family, friends, and clients.  Thomas was not only that in their business, but also in his relationships.

 Thomas and Dawn were very well known for their loving relationship, work ethic, and most of all, their integrity. They had a beautiful golden retriever, Sandy, who was treated as part of the family and travelled with them just about everywhere.  Everything he did in life was genuine overflow from his heart. Through the good, the bad, and the ugly, the love in his heart always shined. Thomas and Dawn kept and shared their own bountiful garden in their yard. Tom loved working with his hands and in the sun. Together with Dawn, he took great joy in blessing and sharing with those around him. He took pride in the way he carried himself; never sacrificing the truth of who he was or what he saw in the world. 

 Thomas and Dawn were together for 10 years until her passing on September 11, 2009.   Soon after, Tom moved into his childhood home to help care for his father.  He continued painting and expanded into general contracting, completing many jobs with his childhood friend Dan Lucas. He and Tom had a regular routine, having worked together since their younger years, they met at the gas station on 8th Street for coffee and daily planning.  It was a ritual that continued until Tom’s death.

 Tom loved coffee, and had what you would call a sweet tooth, especially for sweet tea and cake. He would try just about anything and was, in fact, a great cook. He was imaginative and inventive, which meshed well with his down-to-earth persona and his craftsmanship. Tom loved music and often listened to the radio and his favorite artists on the road, and at home and especially at work. He could liven up any conversation with impressions both musical and comical; always finding ways to make himself and those around him laugh. Tom was dedicated to keeping his word, which manifested through his work ethic, motivation, and drive. He was kind, caring, and genuine; making a point to show kindness to colleagues, friends, and family. Strong and rugged, he often seemed tough on the outside, discerning and selective; yet every root connected back to his heart.  While mysterious and humorously sarcastic, as you got to know him there was much to love. 

 Tom believed in the Lord’s compassion and mercy, and read his Bible regularly which had notes and comments written in the margins.  He walked through his share of hardship in life, often praying and had written prayers to God. In his final days, Thomas took comfort in knowing that one day he would be united with the Lord, the love of his life, Dawn, and his canine companion.   

 Per his wishes, the services were private and Tom was cremated.  Tom, along with the cremains of his beloved wife and faithful companion will find their final resting place together in Myrtle Beach.   Tom had a different kind of groove and spunk, and his personality along with the kind of love that came from his heart is absolutely unforgettable. Rest in peace, Tom.


    My mind still talks to you

and my heart still looks for you. 

But my soul knows that you are at peace.


        “My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.” John 15:11-13 TPT 

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