Thomas K. Klunk
05/12/1933 - 04/11/2019
Thomas K. Klunk Sr., 85, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Louey) Klunk to whom he was married 66 years. Born May 12, 1933 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Martin A. and Margaret M. (Pentz) Klunk. Tom was retired from SmithKline Beecham in Hanover and previously retired from Cole Steel in York after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover, Catholic War Veterans in Bonneauville, McSherrystown Home Association, McSherrystown Knights of Columbus, Hanover Home Association, and Hanover VFW and Amvets. Tom was a veteran of the United States Navy, in which he served during the Korean Conflict. Tom enjoyed cooking, country music, and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Pamela Hetrick and husband Jack, Victoria Wherley and husband Ronald, and Thomas K. Klunk Jr. and wife Wanda, all of Hanover; one sister, Rose Spurlock of Abbottstown; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eleven siblings, Charles Klunk, Donald Klunk, Harry Klunk, William Klunk, Edward Klunk, Bernard Klunk, Gloria Phillips, Joyce Ginter, Paul Klunk, Agnes Klunk, and Raymond Klunk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover with Rev. Msgr. James M. Lyons as celebrant. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received Monday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8:00 p.m., and on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Klunk, Bobby May, Bobby Horan, Robert Sterner, Ron Wherley, and Mike Klunk. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
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Posted at:04/14/2019 9:09 pm
May God comfort Nancy and the family. I had the privilege and honor of knowing Tom for 34 years. I first met Uncle Tom through my friendship with his son Tuck, then worked with Tom at SmithKline Beecham. Tom was a role model which I will always respect and love. My heart is heavy with his lose.
Posted at:04/14/2019 7:07 pm
Kathy (Small) Carter
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father.
May your mom's heart be comforted. Praying for comfort & peace to you and your family @ this sad time.
Love, Kathy Roseville CA
Posted at:04/15/2019 10:10 am
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Sending you love and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tim &amp; Nancy Jones
Posted at:04/14/2019 12:12 pm
A most hard loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to my Aunt Nancy, cousins Pam, Vick, and Tuck. The uncle was a good sailor who fought the good fight in a just cause. He now sits with the Supreme Commander. Am hoping that he will Rest In Peace with fair winds and following seas.
Posted at:04/14/2019 11:11 am
Terri (Klunk) Serviss
To my Aunt Nancy and my cousins Pam, Vickie and Tuck - we are deeply sorry about the loss of Uncle Tom. The memories of our families together go way back, especially those in Ocean City, MD at the Westward Hotel. Uncle Tom was a great man and I hope the Lord wraps his arms around all of you to help you through this difficult time. We're sending our prayers from Delaware. Love you all.