YOUNGSTOWN — Thomas R. VanWinkle, 74, passed away Friday evening, May 21, 2021, at his home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Omaha, Neb., a son of the late Leonard E. and Irene E. Hallstead VanWinkle.
Tom served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1969. He was a brave, loving, compassionate, amazing and giving man. He enjoyed riding his Harley and being outdoors. Family and friends were the most important part of his life. Tom was a positive, influential man to all that knew him. He will be loved forever and never forgotten.
Tom is survived by his fiancee, Rollene Vallero at home; a son, Thomas R. VanWinkle Jr. of California; a son, Gary Sequeira VanWinkle; a granddaughter, Erin VanWinkle; a great-granddaughter, Kadence VanWinkle; a sister, Barbara Fowler of California; Rollene’s daughters, whom he loved like his own, Jennifer Vallero, Danielle Vallero, Shawna Vallero and Reannan Lewis, and their children, Nathaniel, Seth, Kaydence, Elijah, Monica, Payton and Karley; and his “wolf,” Bruno.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Thomas; and a brother, Jim VanWinkle.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
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