Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Obituary of Tom Petach, 60

Name of Deceased Tom Petach
Age 60
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.