Tom Hatalsky 1955-2018

COAL VALLEY, Ill. — Tom Hatalsky, 62, of Coal Valley, Ill., passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at home.

Tom was born Dec. 3, 1955, in Warren, the son of John and Florence Grgrich Hatalsky. He married Anita Dershem on Oct. 20, 1979.

Tom graduated from The Ohio State University in December 1979 and began his 25-year career in information technology with John Deere. He ended his career with the title of project manager. Tom loved OSU football and basketball. Go Bucks!

Survivors include his wife, Anita Hatalsky of Coal Valley, Ill.; his beloved Australian shepherd dog, Bo; brother, David (Beth) Hatalsky of Mineral Ridge; and sister, Susan (Paul) Tessler of Newton Falls. Tom also has two nieces and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; unborn daughter, Aonna; nephew, Sean Davis; and dogs, dalmatian Molly, spaniel Maddie, labrador Millie and Newfoundland Bucky.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A celebration of life service for family and friends will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Butler Institute of American Art-Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland. A private service will be held for immediate family.

Memorials may be made to The Ohio State University, Columbus.

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