Thomas Mruk, 84, of Marshall, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, while a resident of Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was receiving care from the Heartland Hospice staff.
Born on May 20, 1934, in Washington, Pa/, he was the youngest of four sons of the late John S. Mruk Sr. and Mary Brehun Mruk.
Before beginning employment, he served four years in the U.S. Army, being honorably discharged in 1963. On March 22, 1969, he wed Viola Hamilton.
He worked as a laborer in many construction companies in the Washington metro area. After retirement, he worked part time with Payne Landscaping Co., where he enjoyed working outside and became a whiz with a weed whacker! He became known for turning flower gardens into a thing of beauty! His other passions included watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and meeting friends at Frost Diner and Country Cookin’. Saturday nights he could be found listening to country music.
He was a devout Catholic as a member of St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton.
Mr. Mruk was preceded in death by his wife, Viola, and brothers John, Edward (Steve) and George.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews in surrounding states. Nieces Karen Mruk of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Betty Mruk Paoletti of Pittsburgh became his caregivers with the help of the staff of Dr. Maybach’s office and Heartland Hospice during his final months. Thomas was blessed with great friends Terri, Tom and Lisa, who could always bring a smile to his face.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, December 21, at Saint Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Burial will follow at Bright View Cemetery near Warrenton.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com