76, of Richmond, VA, passed away October 10, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Korcheck Achkio of Natrona Heights, PA; and his sister and brother-in-law, Joann and John Sheldon. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith Garrison Achkio; three children, Karen Gibbons and her husband, Richard of Richmond, VA, David Achkio and his wife, Stephanie Wahlund of Richmond, VA and Thomas Achkio of Pittsburgh, PA; his sister, Teresa Pollack and her husband, Joseph of Natrona Heights, PA; his brother, Joseph Achkio and his wife, June, of Fairbanks, Alaska; his stepsister, Marian Slanicka Dressler and her husband, Richard of Glenburn, Maine; and his brother-in-law, George Garrison of Houston, TX. Tony served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1960 and Carnegie Mellon University in 1963. He began his career at PPG Industries in Creighton, PA in 1960 and retired in 1998 as Director of Production Automotive Glass for PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, PA. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church. Interment will be private.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 12, 2012