Thomas R. Kolsky, Farrell, PA

Briceland Funeral Home

April 8, 2021

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FARRELL, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Thomas R. Kolsky, of Farrell, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in the Emergency Room of Sharon Regional Hospital, from an apparent heart attack. He was 64.

Thomas was born August 4, 1956 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son to Thomas A. and Margaret Jean (Mikis) Kolsky.

He graduated in 1974 from Farrell High School, where he ran the hurdles on the varsity track team.

He worked as a trackman for Conrail Corporation, Youngstown, Ohio for over 20 years before retiring.

Tom was a member of the American Legion, Coudersport, Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. He was a naturalist, who was a gifted gardener. In addition, he liked listening to reggae music.

Survivors include his companion, Shirley Thompson; his children, Tera Kolsky, Christopher Thompson and Steven Thompson, all of Farrell; his ten grandchildren; his brothers, Tim Kolsky of Farrell, David Kolsky of Warren, Ohio and Willie Kolsky of Boston, Massachusetts and his extended family, as well as his many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Tandy Kolsky and Jacob Kolsky; granddaughter, Mariah Brown and niece and nephew, Autumn and Timothy Kolsky.

A time of gathering to honor Tom’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o the funeral home.

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A television tribute will air Monday, April 12 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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