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Thomas W. "Tom" Kadar, Sr.

May 30, 1952 — March 9, 2023

Thomas W. “Tom” Kadar, Sr., 70, of Charleroi, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023 at home. He was born May 30, 1952 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Peter and Suzanne (Berchok) Kadar. He was the husband of 24 years to the late Donna Lynn Kadar, who passed away May 25, 2017. Tom worked as a long-haul truck driver for many years and owned and operated his own truck. He loved to hang out with his buddies at Jones’ Salvage Yard and was also a member of the Buena Vista Fire Hall. Tom enjoyed racing, going to races and watching his son, Tom Jr., race his car. He also was an avid TV watcher, which he affectionately called “The Tube”. Tom was the best husband, father and pappy anyone could ever ask for and enjoyed going out to lunch and dinner with his family and attending his grandkid’s sporting events. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by children, Toni (Bob) McCracken of Monongahela, Thomas W. (Alicia) Kadar, Jr. of Murrysville, Tabatha “Boo” (Jeff) Hoak and Bobbi Jo “Kizzy” (Todd Turner) Lawson, both of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Alysa) Hoak, Randy (Darrin) Hoak, Eric Lawson, Jr. and Courtney (Jake) Amrhein; great-grandchildren, Emma, Annaliese and Hawthorne; siblings, Francis Berchok, Gloria (Ron) Mazza, Linda (Fred) Miller, Robin Castor and Louis (Irene) Kadar; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Jace Benedek, and his siblings, Peter Kadar, Helen "Sissy" Gallinari and Magdalene “Mokey” Cox. Friends are welcome on Monday March 13, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412)672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:00 pm immediately following visitation, with The Rev. Jude Urso, officiating. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
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Monday, March 13, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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