Charlotte F. (Meisner) Tomayko, 84, of Lower Burrell, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Kensington on May, 7, 1935 to the late Frank and Charlotte (Kalinski) Meisner. She was a 1953 graduate of Ken High. She volunteered as an aide in Catholic and public schools in Lower Burrell; worked with handicapped children and cooked for Meals on Wheels. Charlotte attended St. Margaret Mary Church and was a former member of the Ladies Guild and started the tradition of Blessing of the Easter Baskets on Easter Saturday. She was a volunteer at Heritage Hospice in Lower Burrell. She lived over 50 years in Lower Burrell. She enjoyed music, dancing, gardening, cooking/baking, putting together puzzles, reading but most of all, she loved life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil R. (“Mo”) Tomayko; and her son Richard Tomayko. She is survived by her beloved children, Raeann Tomayko, of New Kensington, and Joseph (Jackie) Tomayko, of Natrona Heights. Her dear grandchildren, Kristi (Andor) Dietz, of Zelienople; Justin (whom she raised) (Elizabeth) Tomayko, of Lower Burrell; Aurelia Tomayko and Matthew Tomayko, of Natrona Heights. Great grandchildren, Aiden Dietz and Kaleigh Dietz, both of Zelienople; Evan Tomayko and Ava Charlotte Tomayko, of Lower Burrell. Daughter-in-law Patti Tomayko, of Lower Burrell; Sister of Mert (William) Campbell, of Lower Burrrell, Frank (Adrianne) Meisner, of DuBois, Pete (Arlene) Meisner, of New Kensington and Step-brother Roy Chini. Family and friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday in St. Margaret Mary Church in Lower Burrell. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Tarentum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, Pa 15068; Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave, E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Heritage Hospice, 2400 Leechburg Rd #300, New Kensington, PA 15068.
Alzheimer Association of Pittsburgh
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St. Margaret Mary Church
3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell PA 15068
2400 Leechburg Rd. #300, New Kensington PA 15068