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Thomas Shiock Sr., 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John Shiock and Mary Jane (Kukula) Shiock.
In 1957, he married Suzanne (Bish) Shiock of Punxsutawney, who survives.
He began working construction in 1968, working many years for Local No. 910 Construction General Laborers.
He also worked for Jefferson Garage, drilled rigs for P&N Coal and ran the Starlight Drive-In.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the Pennsylvania National
Thomas enjoyed working on motors and fixing things. He loved hunting and playing ball with his dog, Peanut.
In addition to his wife, Suzanne, surviving relatives include three sons, Thomas F. Shiock and wife Bonnie of Punxsutawney, Michael C. Shiock and wife Gerrie of Punxsutawney and David K. Shiock and wife Cindy of Reynoldsville; five grandchildren, Kelsey Shiock, Rebecca Shiock, Jacob Shiock, Luke Shiock and Kirk Brudnock and wife Brandy; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Brudnock; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two infant sons and a grandson, Shane Brudnock.
At the family's request, there will be no viewing.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Donations may be made in Mr.Shiock's name to the McCalmont Twp. Fire Company.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.