The Obit For Andy Tomasic

Andrew Tomasic Sr.

Published in the Morning Call on 11/30/2008

Andrew Tomasic Sr, 90, of Allentown died Thursday, November 27, 2008, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.

Andrew and his wife, Elaine M. (Horlacher) Tomasic were married 55 years in February.

Born December 10, 1917 in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Krivensky) Tomasic. Andrew served in the Army during World War II. He worked at the Morning Call Newspaper for 40 years and also worked at the Fuller Company for 25 years.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School and Temple University, where he was named All American. Andrew played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1942 and then went to serve his country and returned to the Steelers for the 1946 season.

He was a proud member of the National Football League retired Players. He was selected to the Whitehall High School Hall of Fame, among the first set of inductees, Lehigh Valley Federation Hall of Fame, Temple University Hall of Fame, among the first set of inductees, Pop Warner Hall of Fame, he played in the Blue Gray Game in 1942.

Andrew was also a great baseball player, his baseball career began in the Farm League, playing AAA Ball for the Giants in Jersey City, he worked his way up the rankings and pitched for the New York Giants in 1949. He was the current record holder for pitching 22 consecutive innings.

Survivors: Andrew is survived by his loving wife; son, Andrew J. Tomasic, of Allentown; daughter, Lori A. wife of Michael Sveda, of Allentown; grandchildren, Tara and Devon; great-grandchildren, Braydan, Emma, Logan, and Dante; brothers, Michael of Northampton, Joseph, of Catasauqua, John of South Carolina, George, of Ironton; sisters, Elizabeth Millen of Hokendauqua, Margaret Horwath of Bethlehem, Theresa Rogers of Reading; nieces and nephews, Andrew was predeceased by a sister, Mary Hobel.

Services: 4 p.m. Monday, December 1, in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Family and friends may call Monday 2-4 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be presented to the Lehigh Valley Hospice and or the family, c/o funeral home.