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Thomas W. Ragen

September 28, 1928 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 92)


Thomas W.  Ragen, age 92, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at UPMC Hamot.  He was born on September 24, 1928 to the late James P. and Dora (Enssle) Ragen.

Tom graduated from East High School in 1946 before joining the US Army.  He later worked as a machinist for over 44 years at American Meter.   During the last 24 years at American Meter, he served as chief steward and president of the union.  He loved baseball, both watching and collecting baseball cards.  While in his 20s, he played slow-pitch.

In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rose M.  (Szparaga) Ragen, brothers Joseph Ragen and James P.  Ragen, II, and sister Virginia Ragen.

Tom is survived by his daughter Heather M.  Ragen of Erie, grandson Nicholas Ragen of Erie, great grandsons Maddox T.   Ragen, Caleb Shick, and Jaden Shick, all of Erie, brother Richard Ragen (Donna) of Erie, sister Winifred Lyons of Erie, and several nieces and nephews.

Following all Covid-19 guidelines, visitation will be held on Monday, January 4, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Private service and burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery .

Arrangements are handled by Edward J.  Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.garrdavisfuneralhome.com.

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January 4, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garr Funeral Home
459 East 12th Street
Erie, Pa 16503

Private Service

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