SHEFFIELD LAKE - Tom F. Crnko, 81, of Sheffield Lake, died Friday October 25, 2013, at Avon Oaks Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 6, 1932, in Lorain and had resided in Sheffield Lake for the past 48 years.
Tom graduated from Lorain High School and served with the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He worked at U.S. Steel in Lorain as a carpenter, retiring after 42 years of service.
Tom was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Lorain. He enjoyed being with his family, attending his grandchildren's activities, playing bingo and traveling to Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma (nee Kalo); sons, Tom (Sandi) Crnko of Columbus and Tim (Brenda) Crnko of Sheffield Village; loving grandchildren, Timmy and Nikki Crnko; sister, Josie Jankowski of Lorain; brother, Frank (Olga) Crnko of Painesville; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary (nee Frankovich) Crnko; and brother, Joe Crnko.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. The Rev. Wayne Demarco, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery in Avon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Presbyterian Church, 1897 E. 30th St, Lorain, OH 44055 or Second Harvest Food Bank, 7445 Deer Trail Lane, Lorain, OH 44053.
Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel - Lorain
3224 Broadway Avenue Lorain, OH 44055
Published in www.morningjournal.com on Oct. 27, 2013