BERLIN CENTER - Thomas Michael Nadasky, 78, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2018, at his home after suffering an apparent stroke.
Thomas was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Warren, a son of the late Sylvester “Silver” Nadasky and Mary Ann Ronik Nadasky, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1958 graduate of Ursuline High School and he attended Youngstown University to study engineering. Tom graduated from ATES Technical School in 1970.
Mr. Nadasky was a process engineer at Youngstown Steel Door from 1964 until 1984, and then in 1985 became a design engineer working for Packard Electric / Delphi Packard in Warren, retiring from the company in 2003. At the time of his retirement, Tom proudly held six design patents for his work and innovation. After his retirement, Tom kept in touch with his fellow retirees, enjoying monthly meetings with them because he valued their friendship.
He was an active and devoted member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. James Church in North Jackson, where he was a member and past-president of the church’s Mens Club. He was a lector, usher, and Eucharistic Minister, and he served on the parish council. Referred to by his church family as “Father Tom,” he taught CCD and Confirmation classes, and he took Holy Communion to shut-ins. He was also a caretaker and maintenance man for the parish for 30 years, and was a member of the Cursillo Movement.
Mr. Nadasky was very active in the community as well as his church. He was Cubmaster of Pack No. 32 for six years, and was recognized in 1976 for Scouting’s 50th Anniversary as Cubmaster of the Year in the Mahoning Valley. Tom was an Explorer advisor with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for 10 years, was active in organizing his annual class reunions, and he was chairman of the UHS 50th Class Reunion Committee. Tom also enjoyed classic cars, bowling and golfing, and he loved spending time with his family.
A thoughtful and generous man, Tom saw a need in his community and over the past few years his passion became the Yost Community Center in Lake Milton, an organization he founded and setup as the Yost Food Pantry, which is now a part of the Second Harvest Food Bank. He also enjoyed volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in downtown Youngstown as a breakfast cook for 25 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Alice Ann Kopachy Nadasky, whom he married April 11, 1964; two sons, Thomas Michael Jr. (Suzanne) Nadasky of Newton Falls and David M. Nadasky of Berlin Center; his daughter, Theresa R. Nadasky (Joel Feaster) of Ellsworth; two grandchildren, Logan Nadasky and Lyric (Travis) Hill; a brother, James (Marsha) Nadasky of Canfield; a sister, Pat Brown of Boardman; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved church family, who will miss “Father Tom.”
A brother, John Mark Nadasky died in 1959. A brother-in-law, Don Brown, is also deceased.
Family, friends, and fellow parishioners may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Family, friends, and fellow parishioners may also call from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, at St. James Church, 50 Rosemont Rd., North Jackson, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Austintown.
In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family suggests that contributions be made to the Yost Community Center, 1320 Grandview Ave., Lake Milton, OH 44429.
Yost Community Center
1320 Grandview Ave., Lake Milton OH 44429