BELOIT, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Thomas John Andrjwski, 80, passed peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at his home with family by his side.

He was born on March 13, 1942, son of Joseph P. and Vera Andrjwski.

He graduated from Ursuline High School.

After graduating from Ursuline High School in 1961, Tom proudly joined the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the Special Weapons unit in Pensacola, Florida then ordered to the U.S.S Wasp CVS18 Aviation Ordinance Special Weapons Unit. His last duty station was the U.S.S Intrepid. Tom was an active member of the Salem Amvets, Post 45 Honor Guard and took special pride in making keepsake boxes for the 21 gun salute shells and keepsake flag boxes for families.

In addition, he was an active member at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church.

He also was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, singing with the Salem Jubilee Chorus, the Akron Derbytown Barbershop Chorus and their Gospel Harmony group. He enjoyed working at the Canfield Fair, driving school bus for West Branch, driving tour buses and working at the Robert Bycroft Sheltered Workshop where he was able to share his love of woodwork with others. He loved spending his days in his woodshop and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Tom will be forever remembered for his witty personality, humor and selflessness.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Rosemarie (Semai) Andrjwski; daughters, Bernice Matuazak, Brenda (Keith) Chilton and Paula (Jim) Willock; along with six grandchildren and one sister, Jean Symbolik.

Besides his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brother and three sisters.

Friends and family may join the family to celebrate his life on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 126 W. Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672.

A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

Final interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for Veterans, Thursday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends and family may sign the guest register at www.grfuneralhome.com.

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A television tribute will air Sunday, December 25, at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.