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Heidi M. (Denk) Tomasko

September 07, 1972 - April 22, 2022


Obituary For Heidi M. (Denk) Tomasko

Tomasko, Heidi M. (Denk)
Age 49, of Brookline, after a courageous bout with cancer, on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Beloved wife of 24 years to Paul A. Tomasko; proud mom of Ben and Allyson Tomasko; daughter of Juanita (Dom) Labella and the late Norman Denk; daughter-in-law of Ernest and Norma Tomasko; cherished sister of Kellie (D.J. Petrelli) Denk and Ashley Hildreth; sister-in-law of Corie (Bill) Stewart and Karen (Eric) Thompson; stepsister of Steven (Shirley), Megan and Joseph LaBella. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and many friends. Heidi has been an educator for K-12th grades for 24 years, recently as principal of Arlington K-8. Throughout her career she has dedicated and successfully touched the lives of thousands of children. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Thursday, April 28, 2022, 2:00 p.m. - until the time of Blessing Service at 7:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Duttine-Cavataio Fund at 1905 Shelly Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (dropthepuckoncancer.com)

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  • 04/27/2022

    Heidi we ask God to Bless You. And take you into His home too. For You to be happy by His side. And help us follow His loving guide. We ask God's strength as we live on. To understand just why you are gone. Dear God take care of Her. And someday let us be together.

  • 04/26/2022

    Heidi and I started in Pittsburgh Public Schools together and our careers followed a similar trajectory. Heidi always encouraged me, supported me, and believed in me-- both as a teacher and a leader--when so many others did not. I owe her so much and I will miss her terribly! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  • 04/26/2022

    My deepest sympathy to Paul, Ben, Allison and the entire Denk and Tomasko families. I know how much Heidi meant to Brandon and I can't express how grateful I am for that.

  • 04/26/2022

    I always respected Heidi as an educator and colleague, and am privileged to work with and know her family (Paul and Ally). My thoughts are with you all.

  • 04/26/2022

    I had the extreme privilege of working for Ms. Tomasko. She taught me so much. I am forever grateful to her. May her family find peace in knowing what a spectacular person she was. God bless you!