Thomas “Tom” Roskoski, 79, passed away Monday, July 31, 2023, after a lifetime of disability caused by an automobile accident at the age of 19. Tom is finally healed and happy in his heavenly home. He was born June 18, 1944, to Peter and Gen ( Radlet) Roskoski. Tom graduated from East High School in 1962. After his accident, Tom had to learn to walk and talk all over again. With his endurance and resilience, he prevailed. Tom worked briefly for American Can, until he could no longer manage. He was a man of deep faith, attending mass every day at both St. Willebrord and the Chapel at St. Vincent Hospital. Many in Green Bay would recognize Tom walking in that area and were kind enough to give him a ride.
Tom was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. He enjoyed playing solitaire to pass the time, wearing out many a deck of cards, and played poker with his family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, teasing his loved ones and telling jokes.
Tom is survived by his brothers and sisters, Ron (Barbara) Roskoski, Judy Johnson, Mary Heyrman, and Bob (Maureen) Roskoski; a sister-in-law, Kelly Roskoski; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Al “Bucky Goulder, two brothers, Jim and Tony Roskoski; two brothers-in-law, Harry Johnson and Roger Heyrman; and a niece, Jane Heyrman.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon Monday, August 7th at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. A Funeral Service will be held at noon Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.
Tom’s family extends a special thank you to the staff and residents at Eden Vista where he had made his home for many years. Your kindness will not be forgotten. Thank you also to Unity Hospice for your compassionate care these last few months.
Jeane Smits is serving the family.