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Thomas M. Stanchiu, age 73, a resident of the PA Soldiers & Sailors Home, died there on Friday, October 4, 2013. He was born in Erie on January 2, 1940, son of the late Thomas and Virginia Wojcicki Stanchiu.
Thomas served in the U.S. Navy
. He worked at Bucyrus Erie. He enjoyed working on cars and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his brother Douglas Stanchiu.
Survivors include his daughter Shelly Brotherson of Erie, grandchildren Leah and Eric Brotherson, great granddaughter, Natalia Brotherson, sister Renee Minadeo and husband Louis of Erie, and his former wife Marlene Church.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and two great nieces and one great nephew.
Friends may call at the PA Soldiers & Sailors Home Chapel 560 East 3rd St. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Full military honors will follow with burial in PA Soldiers & Sailors Home Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Soldiers & Sailors Home Activity Fund.
The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2101 Ash St., is handling the arrangements.
Slomski Funeral Home
2101 Ash Street Erie, PA 16503
Published in the Erie Times-News on Oct. 7, 2013