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Thomas John Poskie

  • On June 16, 2022

Thomas John Poskie, 77, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.   He was finally reunited with his wife, Carol LaVerne (nee Moritz) Poskie, who died in 2010.

Tom was born on October 20, 1944, to Beulah (nee Beck) and Sylvester Poskie in Rhinelander, WI.  He graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1965 before attending Michigan Tech University and Iowa State University.  He worked in metallurgical engineering his entire career, spending years at Boeing, and later at Bettis Westinghouse Atomic Power Laboratory for 35+ years.

Tom was a passionate Christian, walking with the Lord and using his talents and interests to serve in ministry.  He was an avid outdoorsman and led the Royal Rangers scouting program at South Hills Assembly of God Church for many years.

He called the Mt. Lebanon area of Pittsburgh home from 1972 until his retirement in 2010.  He then re-located to the Fort Mill, SC area.

He is survived by his five children, Julie (Edward) Lackman, Jennifer (Jason Luther) Townsend, Joseph (Kari) Poskie, Kathleen (William) Ashley, and Benjamin (Lauren) Poskie; brother James (Susan) Poskie; sisters MaryAnn (Duane) Frey, and Nancy Stefonik; grandchildren Kali, Samantha, Colton, Gabriel, Caleb, Rebekah, Lily, Vaughn, Pierce, Levi, Evander, Summer, Johanah, Savannah, Syler, Isaac, Natalie, Logan, and Isla; and great-grandchildren Alexia, Bentli, Maddix, and Korbin.

A private visitation will be held followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday, June 17, 2022, where he will be laid to rest alongside his beloved soulmate.

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Thinking of Uncle Tom today and the rest of the family. You're in our hearts now and forever. God's blessing. Love, Debby
Richard Newman
Rest in Peace Tom, it was great knowing you at All Nations Church in Fort Mill. See you on the other side in Glory. May the whole family know the comfort of God in Jesus Name.
The Denton’s
Rest In Peace Tom. Our condolences to his family and friends. Tom was greatly loved by us and his church family at All Nations Church. He”ll be greatly missed.
Walt Jandrasits
Tom, may you rest in peace and continue to walk and talk with God. It was an honor to have worked with you at Bettis. God Bless you and your family.
Bernie Fischer
My deepest sympathy to the entire Poskie family. I worked with Tom for many years at Bettis. He always had a very calm demeanor and was always very helpful. I want the family to know that he was a well respected engineer and certainly left his mark at Bettis. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Blessings to his entire family!
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