YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Thomas M. Repula, 87, of Youngstown, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at home.

Thomas was born in Youngstown on December 22, 1935 to parents, Michael Repula and Barbara (Bell) Repula. 

After graduating high school, Thomas enlisted in the United States Army and served until an Honorable Discharge, he then worked until retirement as a steelworker and master woodworker.

He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with his family, friends and especially his dog. Thomas volunteered at Second Harvest food bank for many years and was faithful to his church, Holy Apostles Parish.

Thomas is survived by his children, Tom Repula, Jr., Tom Foist, John (Donna) Repula and a daughter, Barbara Harkabus and grandchildren, Eric (Daveen) Dombrowski, Michael Repula, Jenna Repula, Alec (Kelsey) Harkabus and Emma Repula.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Barbara (Bell) Repula; grandchild, Andrea Repula and his son, Daniel Repula followed him in death the following day, September 27, 2023.

The family is having a Memorial Mass on October 7, 2023 at 421 Covington Street, Youngstown at 10:00 a.m. as we mourn his loss and celebrate his memory.  

The family ask in lieu of flowers to please make all contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509 in honor of Thomas’s name.

Arangements handled by Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.Condolences can be made online on the tribute page at

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