Thomas J. Grochowsky, 78, died January 9. 2018 at Asbury Park in
He was born April 2, 1939, the son of Vincent J Grochowsky and Julia
Buckman Grochowsky. Tom attended St. Mary’s School and Newton
Tom married Kay Sadowski, February 4th 1960, and they had three
children. Early in their marriage Tom worked in the oil fields on a
drilling rig and then operated a service station on Washington Road. In
1971 he began his employment with Hesston Corporation and retired
thirty-one years later.
Tom enjoyed fishing very much. After moving out east of Newton in
1986, gardening became his major hobby. He particularly enjoyed
growing tomatoes and delighted in sharing with friends and family. He
enjoyed spending time with his family very much.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Grochowsky, brother Michael
Grochowsky, son Keith and Laura Grochowsky of Overland Park,
daughters Jodi and Bobby Jackson of Gardner and Leann and John
Uhlrich of Newton. He had seven grandchildren, Leslie & Christian
McNolty, Nathalia Kinzie, Ian & Erin Grochowsky and Alex & Karen
Thompson. He also had seven great grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Vincent & Julia brother
Patrick Grochowsky and sister, Carolyn Cox. ,
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church at 9:30 a.m. with the rosary preceding it at 9:00 a.m.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the Mass.
Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home