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Thomas E. Black

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Thomas E. “Honey Boy” Black, 94, of Carlisle, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle.  He was born June 29, 1919, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Katherine (Merryman) Black.

Mr. Black retired in 1985 after 20 years of service with Pittsburgh Gear Company and enjoyed working and helping at Market Cross Pub, Carlisle.  He was a member of Carlisle Elks Lodge 578 and Carlisle American Legion Post 101.  He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, the former Betty J. Merriman, whom he married on December 21, 1987; a daughter, Julianne (David) Eiler of Saltsburg; a son, Michael Black of Pittsburgh; a stepson, Jeff (JoAnne) Goss of Carlisle; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 7 siblings.

Funeral arrangements will be private and under the direction of Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle. 


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I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great friend to me at work and I will miss him dearly.
John A Tighe, pheasant run maintenance

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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