Brian A. Torok

Brian A. Torok

Brian Anthony Torok, 44, of Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh.

The son of Randall A. Torok Sr. and Edna Mae (Reeger) Torok, he was born in Latrobe on Aug. 30, 1975.

Brian was a graduate of United High School, Class of 1995, and attended Westmoreland Community College receiving his associate degree in criminal justice.

He was head of security at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, working there for 20 years.

He was a member of SS. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, and was a past exalted ruler of BPOE #406, Blairsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with his hands doing carpentry, auto mechanics and electrical work.

In addition to his parents, Randall and Edna Torok, of Blairsville, he is survived by his wife, Valerie (Esteb) Torok, of Indiana; children Brian A. Torok Jr. and Savanna D. Torok, of Blairsville; stepchildren Liliana Grube and Cadence Esteb, of Indiana; sisters Christina Harper (Bret), of New Alexandria, and Michelle Mlakar (Jeffrey), of Blairsville; a brother, Randall Torok Jr. (Tammy), of New Florence; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Anthony and Mary Deptula; and maternal grandparents, Harvey and Leona Grumbling.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Prayers of transfer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in SS. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, with Father Stephen R. Bugay as celebrant.

Interment will be in SS. Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.

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