Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00-11:00am
Gathering space of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery
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 Co until the plant closing in 1982. He was then employed
from 1984 until his retirement in 2004 from the former Werner Co., 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, IA and Christine (Leonard) Krupski of Jacksonville, FL, three nieces, Monica Straniak, Deanna Gerasimek and Julie Rodemoyer, 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.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
I am so sorry hear this news.I first met TJ at the Werner plant. we quickly became friends and I was always amazed at the things he was working on. Tom and I became closer as he helped me in many ways in my life.His knowledge was endless. I pray for you the family in this time of grief. Tom I know your spirit is alive and well. All we have now is the memories and the betterment of knowing you in our lives. Until we met again my friend.
You have my deepest sympathy. Your dedication to taking care of your brother was amazing. I enjoyed the conversations that you shared at the Alzheimers group on Tuesday nights. Tom is in eternal peace. We only have a slight wonderment and anticipation of that kind of glory. I know you struggled with making decisions for him because you only wanted to do the best for him. Bless your heart. You are an amazing sister. I am thankful you came to my group and shared so many fresh ideas. God bless you,
Irene, My sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. May the good memories and light of Tom’s once vibrant energy always shine and be with you.
Anita, Janet, Gerald & the complete family, I was saddened to hear about the death of your son & brother Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. I remember Tom in his younger years, he was such a nice person with a great personality. May he finally be at PEACE now with OUR LORD. God’s Blessings to all of the family at this time of sorrow.
I have wonderful memories of my brother-in-law. He was always there to bail me out of trouble when I was a teenager. Some of the most beautiful photos I have of my daughter as an infant were taken by Tommy.
I have many fond, funny and wonderful memories of Tommy.
Tommy was so very talented and creative. My condolences to his family.