CHAMPION, Ohio – Tom Hasija, 76, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 of congestive heart failure at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
He was born June 28, 1941, in Croatia, the son of the late Fabian and Magdalena (Pintac) Hasija.
Tom came to Warren in 1968 and retired from Delphi as a cutter in plant 14 after 30 years.
He enjoyed building and repairing antique radios, traveling with his companion, Gloria Yokley of Warren, gardening, farming and making wine and kielbasa.
He is survived by his two children, John (Jenny) Hasija of Saline, Michigan and Catherine (Billy) Fulcher of Niles; five grandchildren, Tyler, Keturah, Teresa, Tanner and Tiffany; one great-grandson, William; a brother, Matt (Nada) Hasija of Youngstown; a sister, Helen of Croatia and two nephews and their families, Miro and Mario of Croatia.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn Hasija whom he married December 28, 1968 and passed away February 19, 2000; three brothers, Zvonimir “Bill”, Ivan and Joseph Hasija and a sister, Slava.
A private family service was held Wednesday, December 6 at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Burial was in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Hasija family.
A television tribute will air Thursday, December 7 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.