STOYSTOWN — TOMKO – Andrew W. “Sonny” Jr., 85, Stoystown (Wilbur), died Sept. 22, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. Born Aug. 10, 1928, in Wilbur, son of Andy and Anna (Druahloski) Tomko. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Betty Spiker; brothers, Robert and Richard; and sisters, Nancy Fello and Marge Klun. Survived by his children, Roger, married to the former Susan Hershberger, Somerset; Russ, married to the former Cindi Bentrim, Shanksville; Darlene, married to Jerry Craycraft, Wilbur; and Jeff, married to the former Patty Hay, Stoystown; grandchildren, Shannon, Brandy, David, Shaun, Tanya, Mike, Laura, Nicole, Vanessa, and Ondrea; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Ann Toma, Windber; David (Donna) Tomko and Joseph “Smokey” (Barb) Tomko, both of Hooversville; Delores “Dee” Peterman, Virginia; Steve Tomko, Wilbur; Linda (Brian) Lievens, Hawaii; and Diane (Roland) Wilt, Stoystown; sisters-in-law, Janie Spiker, and friend, Frank Marone, Hollsopple; and Nancy Tomko, Ohio; brother-in-law, Robert Spiker, Blough; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was retired from Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown. Member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Hooversville, and Stoystown American Legion Post 257. Life member of Jenner Rod and Gun Club, and a member of Quemahoning Rod and Gun Club. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and “seng” hunting. Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, where there will be a vigil for the deceased. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Hooversville, the Rev. Karl Kolodziejski, OFM, Conv., officiating. Committal, church cemetery. Graveside military rites by Somerset County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church, Hooversville, Pa. 15936. (DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com)
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