After several years
struggling with Dementia,
Thomas Anthony Schott
passed away peacefully on
Sunday, September 23, 2018
at Charles Morris Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center with
Patti by his side. He was born
in Sunbury, PA, on May 30,
1930, and his wife, Barbara
Halpert, predeceased him in
1996. He is survived by his
sisters, Nancy Jones of
Phoenix, AZ, and Mary Alyce
Walker of San Francisco, CA;
and six nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Altoona
High School in 1948, he was
accepted at the Pennsylvania
State University, and in the
spring left to pursue his dream
and signed with the Phillies in
1949 as a pitcher in the Minor
Leagues. After he was injured
he returned to PSU and
received a B.S. in Architectural
Engineering in 1954. While at
PSU, he was president of the
Pennsylvania State University
Interfraternity Council, a
member of the Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity, and a member
of the Lion's Paw Senior
Society. He joined the Corp of
Engineers, U.S. Army, where
he was a Construction Unit
Commander from 1954-1956.
During his tenure (1956-1962)
at Dravo Corporation, Tom
was employed as a Project
Development Engineer for iron
and steel production and
environmental projects. While
at Dravo, he received a B.S. in
Industrial Management from
Carnegie Institute of
Technology. In 1962 his
entrepreneurial spirit led him
to co-found Holly, Kenney,
Schott (HKS), a Pittsburgh
headquartered engineering
and construction firm that
employed over 300 people to
support the iron and steel,
minerals, infrastructure, and
coal industries. While
president and CEO, he opened
HKS branch offices in DC, WV,
and Paris, and set aside time
to earn an MBA from the
University of Pittsburgh. Tom
later founded Schott Inc., a
R&D firm for the energy
sector, and International
Energy & Environment
Development Corporation to
develop and implement
humanitarian programs for
matters. He sailed the islands
frequently, was a dedicated
Nittany Lions, Pittsburgh
Pirates, and Pittsburgh
Steelers fan. He was a
member of the (former)
University Club, the Duquesne
Club, and Longue Vue Club
where he was an avid golfer
and served as president of
membership for several years.
Friends will be received at
INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at
Devonshire Street, on
Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until
a memorial service at 4:30
p.m. Remembrances may be
made to Wounded Warrior
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PostedSeptember 25, 2018