Thomas P. “Pap” Praskovich, 89, of Bellefonte passed away Thursday March 2, 2017 at Greenhills Village in State College. Born March 5, 1927 in Bellefonte, he was the son of Thomas P. and Annie (Babak) Praskovich. He married Shirley (Benn) Praskovich, who preceded him in death on January 17, 2008.
Tom was a graduate of Bellefonte High School. He was a self-employed contractor. Tom was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte and a life member of the Undine Fire Company, VFW post 1600, and American Legion Club 33.
He is survived by two sons; Philip Praskovich of Milesburg and Dave Praskovich (Linda) of Boalsburg, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by his very special friend and caregiver of several years, Cristy Bernhard. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
There will be a public visitation held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Deacon Tom Boldin officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or Special Olympics Centre County at Po Box 10465, State College, PA 16805-0465. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.