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John M. Tonkovich

January 29, 1936 ~ March 12, 2021 (age 85)



John M. Tonkovich, age 85, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He was born January 29, 1936 in Atwater, Ohio to the late Thomas Tonkovich and Mary (Oreskovich) Tonkovich. Also preceding John in death was his son, Roland Tonkovich and brother, Ronald Tonkovich.

John is survived by his daughter, Gail Tonkovich of Springfield; sons, Randall (Cindy) Tonkovich of Uniontown and Thomas (Rosemarie) Tonkovich of Springfield; grandsons, Michael and Kevin; six great- grandchildren; and sister, Pauline Galas of Alliance.

John joined the United States Army, serving his country honorably. He worked many years for Roadway Express as a truck driver, locally. He was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed any and all things John Deere.

Honoring John’s wishes, there will be no visitation. At a later date, a Memorial Service will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Hecker-Patron Funeral Home was privleged in assisting the Tonkovich family and entrusted with John’s care during this tender time. To share comfort, prayers, memories, and condolences with John’s family, you may visit: heckerpatronfuneral


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