Thomas Elmer Zonker Sr., 74 of Rayland, Ohio died Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born July 8, 1946 a son of the late Charles and Clara Belle Zonker in Steubenville, Ohio.
Tom was retired engineer for American Electric Power. He worked at the Cardinal Plant in brilliant, Ohio for 38 years.
He was happiest on his farm, watching his grandchildren play.
He was preceded in death by our infant son Timothy Zonker and his parents Charles and Clara Zonker; as well as his brother Jim Gasmire and daughter-in-law Jackie Zonker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Linda Zonker and his children, Thomas Zonker Jr. of Cranberry Township, PA, Benjamin (JoElle Westfall) Zonker of Rayland, Ohio and Shannon (Michael) Balcom of Rayland, Ohio.
In addition he is survived by his grandchildren, Joshua, Christopher, Amanda, Neta Sue, Joseph, Mason, Bailey, Logan, Emily, Benjamin “Todd”, and Mason, who called him grandpa 3; as well as his brother-in-law Jerry Nieb and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received to pay tribute to Tom & celebrate his life on Thursday October 15th from 2-9, at The Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville OH, and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11am from the funeral home.