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George F. Tkach Jr.

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George F. Tkach Sr.
George F. Tkach Jr., 81, of 18 Second Ave., Lehighton, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Shirley E. (Walck) Tkach. They were married for 58 years on May 5.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at the U.S. Postal Service in Lehigh County as a maintenance supervisor.
Born in Hauto, he was a son of the late George F. Sr. and Margaret C. (Pillar) Tkach.
He was a veteran of the Pa. Army National Guard.
Tkach was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton, and its Holy Name Society; a life member of Lehigh Fire Co. No. 1, Lehighton; and had served on the Lehighton Police Commission.
An avid sports enthusiast, he served as a PIAA official for over 40 years, having officiated many football, basketball and baseball games. He was a former secretary of the Anthracite Chapter of Sports Officials.
In his spare time, he enjoyed watching the Lehighton Indians sporting events, college sports, professional baseball and spending time with his wife and family.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Bernard M., and his wife, Debra, and Timothy M., and his wife, Jane, a sister Regina, wife of Lamont "Mike" Ebbert, a brother, Stephen "Pappy," and his wife, Helene, all of Lehighton; six grandchildren, Ben Tkach, and his wife, Kelci, Simon Tkach, Noah Tkach and Nathanial Tkach, and his wife, Mindy, all of Lehighton, Andrew Marsh of Philadelphia and Kristy, wife of Gregory Dawe of Pen Argyl; five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Francis G. "Lover."
Service: Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Ovsak Funeral Home, 190 S. Fourth St., Lehighton; Mass Of Christian Burial 10 a.m., SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton, with the Rev. Michael E. Ahrensfield officiating. Interment, parish cemetery, Lehighton. Call 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday. Contributions in his name may be made to a . Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.

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Published in Times News on Aug. 28, 2014
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