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Thomas M. Marcinko

June 26, 1957 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 64)

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MARCINKO- Thomas M., 64, Buckeye, AZ died September 12, 2021. He was born June 26, 1957 in Johnstown, PA. The son of Thomas F. and Rosalie M. Marcinko also of Johnstown. Survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Gale (Kindya). They reside in Buckeye, Arizona. Children; Jacob Koestler, Ohio and Amanda Koestler, Pennsylvanian;  Brother Dennis, married to Laura (Hill), Florida; Sister Joan, married to James Witham, Ohio; Brothers Paul and Andrew, Johnstown, John married to Allison (Bieller), Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.  And his devoted fur babies Mariska and Natasha.  Tom graduated from Ferndale High School in 1975. It was during a Friday night football game that he and Gale met and became high school sweethearts, “reconnecting” 30 years later. Tom served in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician Mate Third Class on the USS Mt. Hood.  He was honorably discharged and awarded The Sailor of The Quarter.  For nineteen years Tom worked at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.  (NUMMI) located in Fremont, CA as an Assistant Manager Truck Paint Maintenance. After relocating to Arizona,  Tom was employed for 11 years at Amazon - Phx6 Fulfillment Center in Phoenix as a Scheduler/Planner.  While working full time, he continued to expand his knowledge, earning a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Public Administration at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.  Tom was dedicated to his local community serving several terms on The Buckeye Arizona Planning and Zoning Commission.  He enjoyed spending time with his “girls,”golfing, watching basketball,site seeing, bird watching and so much more. He lived life. Tom left us way too soon. He will be deeply missed by his wife, family and friends.  Rest In Peace. Until we meet again.

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