Peter Tomasak III

Peter Tomasak III, 79 of Corby Road, Courtdale, died on Friday evening, May 16, 2014, at Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre, and was the son of the late Peter Tomasak II and Catherine Drugach Tomasak Wolman. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Peter had resided in Courtdale for the past 58 years. He was employed as a truck driver by Chemical Lehman Tank Line formerly in Yatesville.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville. He was also a member of the American Legion, Larksville. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting and fishing.

Preceding him in death were his sister, Therese Swedo, stepsister, Lucille Walsh; stepbrother, Theodore.

Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Janet Hottenstein Tomasak; daughter, Karen E. Warman and her husband, Terry, Swoyersville; sons, Peter, IIII, and his wife, Kelly, Wilkes-Barre, Paul D, Fairbanks, Alaska; and Edward K. and his wife, Terrie, Centermoreland; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; stepsisters, Rosemarie Stelma, Swoyersville; Dolores Cembrock, Lyndwood; Anna Stefanko, Swoyersville; and Geraldine Bradey, Ashley; stepbrothers, Francis and William Wolman, both of Kingston; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville, with the Rev. Gerald Gurka officiating. The interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Courtdale.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, can be made to Commonwealth Hospice or Wounded Warrior Project.

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Funeral Home

Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc.
1044 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 288-9341

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 19, 2014