Fred Gromicko
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Fred Gromicko, 93, of Harwick, arrived at the "great polka dance hall" in heaven on a warm November morning. The sun was shining and the angels were singing when Fred danced his way into heaven. As the owner of Freddie's Automatic Transmissions, in Springdale, for more than 30 years and covering five decades, he will be remembered by his customers, not only as the "go to guy" for repairing their vehicles, but also as their loyal friend and confidant. At 93, Fred lived a long life and was known for his love of music, the accordion and polka dancing, as well as a knack for storytelling. A compassionate soul, he was always there to lend a helping hand to others. He was born in Bairdford, the son of the late Nickifor and Mary (Ruby) Gromicko. Fred married the late Barbara (Hwostow) Gromicko in 1951 and is survived by four children, Frederick Gromicko, Marcia Festa, Greg Gromicko and Barb Gromicko, and their respective spouses; five grandchildren, and brother, Nick Gromicko. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters Annie Majewski, Elizabeth Obrokta and Mary Call. Fred was laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Barbara, at Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. Funeral services were in the care of ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Starr Road, Russellton. All services were private due to COVID-19 restrictions. For online condolences, please visit www.westdeerfuneralhome.com or may be sent to PO Box 298, Harwick, PA 15049.

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
Fred was the man who took the time to care about people, that included me while at the time I was suffering from kidney disease and my future was in doubt. Always thinking, always giving and and always bringing me a coffee and a great story that we could laugh about. I haven’t seen Fred for about five years, but knowing him previously tells everything that I would ever know about a “ one of a kind” human being. I look forward to seeing, hearing and listen to him in heaven. RIP Brother, Springhill Auto Wreckers
Robert kobik
Friend
November 18, 2020
Many fond memories.
Your dad was always willing to transport a gang of us under aged accordionists to our accordion competitions.
He would drive all night and return us and all our trophies home safe.
Jim Testa
Great guy great family
Jim Testa
Friend
November 17, 2020
I may not have made it through college if not for Mr. Gromicko fixing my cars and always charging me less than his work was worth. In my senior year at Pitt my car was stolen and wrecked and he sold me a car for $75 that got me to graduation. A fine man who raised a fine family. A life well lived.
Edward Wieszczynski
Neighbor
November 17, 2020
Fred was always so good to our family especially my father Joe. We love him dearly and we’re praying for his eternal rest. May God bless all his family at this time.
Tom Nypaver
Friend
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