Michael Tkac, 85, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2022. Born on May 6, 1936, in Krcava, Slovakia, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Kusik) Tkac.
Michael was proud to join the military in 1954. He served with the United States Airforce during the Korean Conflict and earned the National Defense Service and Good Conduct medals. Upon his return, he became an active member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1960, he married Elizabeth. During his time as a father and grandfather, he coached youth football, soccer, Little League, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and enjoyed working with his children and grandchildren on school projects. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling with his family and growing hydrangeas. He was an active member of St. Matthew’s Church and served as an usher. Michael was employed by Fafnir Bearing for 28 years and Sherwood Tool for 15 years, retiring in 2002.
Michael is survived by his wife of 62 wonderful years, Elizabeth (Taucher) Tkac; five children Patricia, Michael, Andrew and his wife Heather, Matthew and his wife Michele and Christopher; six grandchildren Danielle, Emily, Michael, Peter, Christopher, and Jonathan; a sister, Anne (Tkac) Carubba and her husband Ronald; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his brother George.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 8:30AM – 10:30AM at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol/Forestville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St Jerome Church, St. Katharine Drexel Parish at 11:00AM followed by burial at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, New Britain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Michael’s name to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or online at https://www.shrinerschildrens.org.
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Shriner's Children's Hospital, Attn: Processing Center
PO Box 947765, Atlanta GA 30394