Thomas E. Metzler, age 65 of Downingtown, PA, died at his home on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Tom was born on September 30, 1947 in Bryn Mawr Hospital to Nancy Trowill McAdoo and the late Earl E. Metzler Jr.
Tom was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam War where he received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations from October 1, 1968 to February 28, 1969. Tom was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces. A 1965 graduate of Great Valley High School, he had extended his service with the 101st Airborne until January 1970.
He worked at Johnson Matthey as a rolling operator for over 30 years and was the Past President of Local 3183 Steel Workers Union. Tom was also active with local car clubs.
SURVIVORS: Brother of Earl E. Metzler III (Pamela) of Coatesville, PA and the late Paula Kelsko; uncle of Tara Metzler Armento, Brian E. Metzler and Kristi Metzler Morrison.
SERVICES: Relatives and friends are invited to attend Tom’s life celebration service on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12 Noon at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home 24 Monument Avenue Malvern, PA, where friends may visit from 11-12 Noon. Interment will be private.