Thomas Barrett, 89, of Butler, passed away, Tuesday March 13, 2018, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.
Born April 19, 1928 in Butler, he was a son of the late William Barrett and Marie (Lusher) Barrett.
Tom grew up and lived in Karns City before moving to Butler. He was a 1946 graduate of Fairview Township/Karns City High School.
He had worked at the Daugherty Oil Refinery in Petrolia and then for the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad where he retired as Yardmaster at the Calvin Yard after 35 years.
He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler.
Tom belonged to the United States Trotting Association and owned several standard bred race horses after his retirement including the renowned “Boomer Berman”.
He is survived by 12 loving nieces and nephews as well as many grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by 1 sister Genevieve Tritch; 4 brothers Gilbert, Edward, William and Charles Barrett; also 2 nephews.
At Tom's request, there will be no public visitation. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Butler.
Tom was a lover of animals especially his race horses. Memorial Donations may be made in his name to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home in Butler.