Matthew Thomas “Tom” Chernitsky, age 78, of Smock, PA, passed away at home, Sunday, August 23, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 13, 1941. Son of the late Matthew S. Chernitsky and Ruth Holyfield Chernitsky. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Alinda B. Clark Chernitsky, and son, Lawrence L. Chernitsky.
Tom was a 1959 graduate of South Union High School and served with the United States Marines Corps. He worked as a Transportation Supervisor in Santa Clara County, CA. He was a member of AMVETS.
Left to cherish Tom’s memory are his son, William “Bill” Wayne Chernitsky and fiancé, Brenda Crowe of Thornton, Colorado; daughter, Kimberly Taylor and son-in law, Jeff of Smock, PA; brother, Lawrence R. Chernitsky and sister-in-law, Shirley of Uniontown, PA; sister, Anna Marie Trimbath and brother-in-law, Pat of Dunbar, PA; seven grandchildren, Adam Chernitsky, Emma Drozen, Sarah Whitehead and husband, Seth, Daniel Drozen and wife, Baili, Mary Taylor, Anna Taylor, Grace Taylor; four great grandchildren, Bret Strom, Raylin Denmark, Preston Whitehead and Layla Chernitsky; also special nephew, Brian Bunch of Sacramento, CA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andre D. Ferguson Funeral Home & Crematories, Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. In accordance with Tom’s wishes there will be no public viewing.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com. and the funeral home Facebook page.
Memorial Services will be held on September 19, 2020 @ 1pm ~ The American Legion, 508 E Main St, Uniontown, PA.
So sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. We were close friends in our early teens. We shared a love of “boys’ books” such as “Hardy Boys” etc. He introduced me to the series known as “Dare Boys”. I lost track of him and regret not having found him to reminisce of an earlier, simpler time.
I would love to hear stories of those early days!!! If you wouldn’t mind sharing those with me, please email me your contact information or if you are coming to my dad’s memorial service, be sure to introduce yourself.
Tom, my dear buddy and fabulous friend. We did a lot of things together some awesome and some stupid, but our friendship never changed. I am so glad we saw each other before I moved from CA in 2018. And I am glad we spoke before you left. I guess our plans to visit are now changed until we meet in Heaven. I sure am going to miss you! I loved you like a brother and will always!