GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania – Thomas Joseph “Tommy” “TJ” Neustupa, age 73, of South Mercer St., Greenville, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 14, 2017 surrounded by family and friends after several years of declining health.
Tom was born in Greenville on March 13, 1944 to Matthias James “Mutchie” Neustupa and Anita (Husaem) Neustupa.
He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church and was a 1962 graduate of St. Michael High School.
Tom had attended Polish National Alliance College in Cambridge Springs and was then employed as a burner and later as a supervisor in the burning department of the former Chicago Bridge and Iron Company until the plant closing in 1982. He was then employed from 1984 until his retirement in 2004 from the former Werner Company, where he worked as an inspector in the Quality Control Department.
In addition, Tom had served in the U.S. Army National Guard in Meadville from 1965-1971.
He was a past 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus Fitzmartin Council #1446 and during the 1970’s he held membership with Greenville VFW Post #3374.
Tom is survived by his mother of Greenville; four sisters, Irene L. Neustupa and Janet (Gerald) Augustine, all of Greenville, Diane (Jerry) Dischler of Moorland, Iowa and Christine (Leonard) Krupski of Jacksonville, Florida; three nieces, Monica Straniak, Deanna Gerasimek and Julie Dischler; three nephews, Nicholas Augustine and Gregory and Daniel Dischler; four great-nieces, Stephanie Engstrom, Stacie Vosler, Emma Augustine and Leslie Dischler; one great-nephew, Giovanni Augustine and two great-great-nieces, Chloe and Claire Engstrom.
He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, Robert Neustupa.
Calling Hours will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the gathering space of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Mass will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
A television tribute will air April 19 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.