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Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH

OBITUARY

Thomas R. Kuchta

June 15, 1940February 13, 2020
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Thomas R. Kuchta, age 79, passed away peacefully February 13, 2020 in Lyndhurst. Born June 15, 1940 in Cleveland, he was a resident of Northfield for 20 years. Tom was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was an avid basketball player, and continued playing while attending both Benedictine High School and John Carroll University. He later went on to coach basketball at St. Paschal Baylon School in Highland Hts. and Nordonia High School. Tom worked as an Accountant, and during his leisure time enjoyed playing golf and shooting pool. He is survived by his son Gary (Lori); grandchildren Melissa and Brian Kuchta; sister-in-law Joanne Kuchta; nieces Karen Kuchta, Sheri Briggs, and Tina Dudley; and nephews Steven, James, and Larry Kuchta. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Ladimir and Sophia (nee Korzep) Kuchta; brother Frank; and twin brother Richard (Patricia). Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland on Sunday 2-6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am, Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Church of Saint Anselm, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. Interment following at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Ladimir Kuchta, Father
  • Sophia (nee Korzep) Kuchta, Mother
  • Gary (Lori) Kuchta, Son
  • Melissa Kuchta, Granddaughter
  • Brian Kuchta, Grandson
  • Joanne Kuchta, Sister-in-law
  • Karen Kuchta, Niece
  • Sheri Briggs, Niece
  • Tina Dudley, Niece
  • Steven Kuchta, Nephew
  • James Kuchta, Nephew
  • Larry Kuchta, Nephew
  • Frank Kuchta, Brother
  • Richard (Paticia) Kuchta, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Interment Monday, February 17, 2020

Memories

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Sheri Briggs

February 14, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Tom. I spent a lot of time with he and Gary when I was a kid, at my Grandma's house and later at his house. We had a lot of fun chasing down beer cans for Gary's collection and playing in the summer rain and winter snow. He was always kind, never raising his voice, even when we were acting like crazy kids. These memories are very special for me.

When we got married he gave Mike and me an envelope with a few paperclips in it. The envelope read, "Something to hold things together in your marriage."

He always had a joke. He was always patient and kind. I will miss him. I am so grateful for all that he taught me.

LORI KUCHTA

February 14, 2020

We will miss your smiling face and happy disposition. Never saw you get mad- always in a good mood. We will miss your basketball wisdom, your appetite for food, and hearing your funny jokes. Rest in peace, Pops- we love you!-- Lori, Melissa & Brian Kuchta

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