The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

July 28, 2013

Mike Tonkovich

Mike Tonkovich, 86, of Farmington, died Friday (July 26, 2013) at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 28, 1926, at East Run, a son of the late Matt and Helen Tonkovich.

Mike was a coal miner, having retired from Consol Energy’s Four States No. 20 Mine with over 40 years in the mining industry. He was a farmer and outdoorsman who loved hunting, gardening and working his farm. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and spent much time writing journals.

A veteran of the United States Army, Mike served his nation during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the St. Peters Catholic Church in Farmington.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Tonkovich, whom he lovingly referred to as “Babe.” Also surviving are four children, Michael Tonkovich and wife Pam of Fairmont, Thomas Tonkovich and companion Mary Stewart of Farmington, Dede Feltz of Fairmont, and Jackie Copenhaver and husband Brent of Morgantown; eight grandchildren, Jimmy Feltz and wife Chasta of Hedgesville, Talia Feltz of Fairmont, Courtney Tonkovich of Bridgeport, Samuel Tonkovich of Fairmont, Norah Copenhaver of Morgantown, Andy Copenhaver of Ohio, Eric Copenhaver of California and Andy Carter of Morgantown; two great-grandchildren, Preslynn Feltz and Jordan Witherspoon; two sisters, Helen Mazzei and Ann Oliverio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Luke, Joe, John and Steve Tonkovich; two sisters, Katy Mullenax and Mary Tonkovich; and two grandsons, Michael and Matthew Tonkovich.

The family would like to thank all who helped them during Mike’s illness and ask that memorial donations be made to HospiceCare in Fairmont.

Friends may call at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington today from 1:30-8 p.m. The Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 6 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Peters Catholic Church in Farmington with Rev. Father Douglas B. Sutton as celebrant. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Farmington.

Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Michael Arbogast

    Michael Eugene Arbogast, 60, husband of loving wife and caregiver, Susan, went to be with God and his mother and father, Lonnie and Mary Arbogast, on Tuesday (July 22, 2014) at his home. Michael was born in Wheeling on Aug. 13, 1953.

    July 24, 2014

  • Carol Tucker

    Carol K. Tucker (Mom, Grandmom, Jammaw) of Marietta, Georgia, passed peacefully through heaven’s gate on Sunday (July 20, 2014) after a short illness. Born in Fairmont on Feb. 14, 1941, Carol called West Chester, Pennsylvania, home until August 2013.

    July 24, 2014

  • Delma Jean Jones

    Delma Jean “Granny” Jones, 84, of Flat Run, Mannington, went to be with our heavenly Father on July 21, 2014. She was born Oct. 27, 1929. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Alice Faye and Roger Efaw of Flat Run, Mannington.

    July 23, 2014

  • Essie Mae Looman

    Essie Mae Barnes Looman, 99, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Shinnston, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) at Forest Hill Care Center in St. Clairsville.

    July 23, 2014

  • Joseph M. Laufer

    Joseph M. Laufer passed away on Saturday (July 19, 2014), surrounded by his loving wife and four children. He was 79 years old.

    July 22, 2014

  • OBIT-Towns.jpg Scott Allan Towns

    Scott Allan Towns, 47, of Fairmont, passed from this life Sunday (July 20, 2014) in his home under Hospice Care, after a valiant four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Fairmont on Aug. 27, 1966, a son of his loving parents, Johnie W. Towns of Cassville and Elizabeth Ann Bright Towns of Rivesville.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT-Towns.jpg Scott Towns

    Scott Allan Towns, 47, of Fairmont, passed from this life Sunday (July 20, 2014) in his home under Hospice Care, after a valiant four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Fairmont on Aug. 27, 1966, a son of Johnie W. Towns of Cassville and Elizabeth Ann Bright Towns of Rivesville and his stepmother Brenda Towns.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT-Weston, Harold.jpg Harold “Wolfman” Weston

    Harold Lawrence “Wolfman” Weston, 78, of Fairmont, departed this life on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) at Meadowview Manor nursing facility in Bridgeport.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT-Miller.jpg Don Miller

    Don Edward Miller, 72, of Flemington, passed away Saturday (July 19, 2014) at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 1, 1942, in Grafton, a son of the late Edward and Margaret Eileen Sloan Miller.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Francis Vernon Mallonee

    Francis Vernon Mallonee, 86, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, surrounded by all of his children.

    July 20, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads