obit: Thomas Joseph Taszarek
Thomas Joseph Taszarek
August 03, 1946 - September 12, 2011
Thomas Joseph Taszarek, age 65, of Prosper, Texas, formerly of Plano, passed away September 12, 2011.
He was born August 3, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph Francis Taszarek and Alice Marie (Garrigan) Taszarek. On July 17, 1976 he married Susan Hopkins in Omaha, Nebraska. Tom graduated from St. Louis University.
He retired from Dr Pepper/ 7-Up Bottling Group as Executive Vice President after 21 years of service. He was the past president of the Texas Soft Drink Association and also served as president of the Irving Water Control District.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Taszarek of Prosper, Texas; daughters, Anne Young and her husband, Warren of Dallas, Texas, Mary Taszarek of Plano, Texas; granddaughter, Natalie Young; brother, Jim Taszarek and his wife, Sharon of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Jane Welby and her husband, Mike of St. Louis, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2011, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano with Rev. Charles Stokes officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Memorials may be made to Happy Hill Farm Academy, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048. www.happyhillfarm.org.
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