John T. Toczek
John T. Toczek, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Toczek was born June 10, 1937, in Mammoth, a son of the late Joseph and Helen Zider Toczek. He was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant and the Visitation Rosary Altar Society. John was a 1955 graduate of the former Hurst High School and a 1959 graduate of St. Vincent College. He proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, John had been employed as a laboratory supervisor for Climax Molybdenum in Langeloth. He later was employed by the Fort Cherry School District as a maintenance supervisor. John was a member of the American Legion Post 446 and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council of Burgettstown, where he had served as grand knight. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed playing golf and baseball. John was also an avid Steelers, Pirates and Pens fan. He is survived by his loving family: his devoted wife of 49 years, Mary M. Polanovsky Toczek; his beloved children, Theresa M. Toczek, of Mt. Pleasant, and John J. Toczek and his wife, Anita, of Somerset, N.J.; and by his grandchildren, Brian and Asha Toczek. John is also survived by his brother and sisters, Thomas Toczek, of Mammoth, Martha Garbon and Andrew, of Norvelt, and Helen Wise and William, of Greensburg; and his nieces, nephews and his great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Toczek and by his sister, Jane Rozycki. A special thank you to all of John's caregivers and anyone who assisted for their care and compassion. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by John's funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 446 will be in the Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The Rosary Altar Society will pray immediately after the parish wake service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, StJude.org , in memory of John T. Toczek. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com .
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