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Rosemarie C. (Grusastkie) Tomko

June 14, 1945 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 74)


Rosemarie C. Tomko, 74, of West Hazleton, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 16, 2019 in the arms of her granddaughter Amanda at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.

Born in Hazleton, June 14, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Marie (Ambrush) Grusastkie and had lived in West Hazleton since the mid 1970’s after moving from Sugarloaf.

Rosemarie was a member of Holy Name of Jesus at Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton, and worked as a sales representative for Avon for 48 years. In her spare time she enjoyed watching mystery/crime TV shows, doing word-find puzzles, plants and loved Elvis Presley.

She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by a brother, Thomas Grusastkie Sr.

Surviving are four children, Deborah Stenz and her husband John, Cypress, TX; Philip Tomko and his partner Dianne, Catawissa; Christine Vigneault and her husband David, Mint Hill, NC; and Diane Jacob, Spring, TX; six grandchildren, Amanda Gaydos, John Tyler Stenz, Kara Stenz, River Stenz, Joshua Stenz and Amber Vigneault; two sisters, Margaret Sponenberg, Mainville; and Kathleen Urso, Bloomsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside Memorial Service will be held on October 28th at 11:30AM in Calvary Cemetery, 49 S. Hunter Hwy. Drums. Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West), 1265 Rock Glen Road is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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Graveside Service
October 28, 2019

11:30 AM
Calvary Cemetery
49 S. Hunter Highway
Drums, PA 18222


Hazleton Animal Shelter
PO BOX 481, Hazleton PA 18201

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