Obituary of Tom Petach, 60
|Name of Deceased||Tom Petach|
|Date of Death||03/25/2010|
|Date of Birth||07/13/1949|
|Funeral Home||Koch Funeral Home|
Tom Petach, 60, of Stormstown, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born July 13, 1949, in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Emil and Estelle Volodkevich Petach. On Sept. 16, 1989, he married Kathleen Bradley, who survives him.
Tom, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, was retired from Penn State's Applied Research Lab. He is survived by his loving family, wife Kat; daughters, Roxanne and Natasha; stepsons, Jerome and Matthew; and stepdaughter, Rebecca. He is also survived by his brothers, Paul, Dan, Peter, Jeff and their wives; his sister, Diane and her partner; and his aunt, Vera Jones, and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his brother, Greg. Tom was a long-time resident of San Diego, Calif., and loved the ocean, sun and fishing.
Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2010, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Ugo officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.