Anthony J. “Tony” “Winky” Seroka, 82, of Ringtown, and a former resident of West Arlington Street, Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Shenandoah, April 21, 1932, he was educated in Shenandoah area schools.
He was a decorated Navy Seabee veteran, serving during the Korean War. His decorations and citations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. As a member of the Naval Construction Force, he had given his all to protect our nation and served with pride.
He retired as a head foreman for the former A&E Hanger Co., Ringtown. Earlier, he worked as a heavy equipment operator in the coal industry.
On Nov. 24, 1951, in St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah, he married the former Helene Arlukowicz, who survives.
Tony was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, and a former member of St. Casimir Parish, Shenandoah. He was also a former member of the Ringtown Fire Company.
Anthony was a devoted family member. His family was his greatest passion in life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He was also a talented woodworker. As an avid pool shooter, he shot with many professionals, including Willie Mosconi.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death was a daughter-in-law, Audrey Seroka.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 62 years, are a son, Glen Seroka, Ringtown; two daughters, Debora Blaschak and her husband, Anthony, Barnesville, and Janet Lukashunas and her husband, David, Shenandoah Heights; four grandchildren, Jeremy Seroka, Tamara Blaschak, Jenna Blaschak Roland and Janette Lukashunas; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Divine Mercy Parish Sacred Worship site, St. Casimir Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will military honors will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday. There will be no services from the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Divine Mercy Parish Memorial Fund, 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976 or available at the church.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.