Theodore C. (Tinker) Widomski

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Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather Theodore C. (Tinker) Widomski, 82, of Erie, passed away on Saturday morning April 21, 2012 at St. Mary's Home-East surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 28, 1929, in Erie, son of the late John and Agatha (Garbacz) Widomski. Tinker was a member of St. Hedwig Church and also a member of the Slovak National Club. He graduated from East High School and then served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was employed at the Hammermill Paper Company until his retirement in 1993. Together with his brothers in 1971, they won the Brother's Bowling Tournament. Through the years Tinker would pray the rosary daily, and along with that devotion he crafted hand made rosary beads for gifts to family and friends. He won medals in high school for track and field and going to the state meets. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his cherished wife Jean Madras Widomski whom he married on May 1, 1954, three brothers, John, Edward, and Alphonse Widomski, and three sisters, Bertha Osiecki, Regina Widomsk, i and Mary Bolla. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: David Widomski and his wife Nancy and their son Jacob, Bernadette Naugle and her husband Dwayne of Harriman, Tenn., and her son Jeffrey Boettiger who Tinker held in his heart as his son, John Widomski and his daughters Carly and Emily and their mother Carol Widomski, Michael Widomski and his partner David Hagedorn of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by his brothers, Father Stanislaus Widomski, OFM of Florida, Chester Widomski and his wife Carol, Stanley Widomski and his wife Shirley and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 East 12th Street, Erie, Pa. 16503, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Hedwig Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 521 East Third Street, Erie, Pa. 16507. Send condolences to

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Garr Funeral Home
459 East 12th Street Erie, PA 16503
(814) 452-4079
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2012
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