Sicora, Thomas Age 90 of Buffalo, MN passed away on August 21, 2019. He was born on February 7, 1929 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to George and Hattie Mae (Pettengill) Sicora. Thomas graduated from North High School in 1946.
He was introduced to Mary Ann “Birdie” Bernhardt through a blind date arranged through his sister Marge. Tom and Birdie were united in marriage on January 20, 1951 at St. Bridget in Minneapolis (it was 20 below). Thomas served in the United States Marine Reserves and Army from 1948 until 1957. Thomas and Birdie were blessed with eight children.
Thomas was the co-founder and President of RC Printing Inc., Golden Valley, MN. Known for their reproduction of wildlife art, playing card production, and other forms of specialty advertising.
Described by all as a wonderful person full of warmth and kindness to everyone he met. He had a forever twinkle in his eye when you walked in the room, and an abundance of humor and hugs, leaving you filled with joy.
Thomas is survived by his wife Mary Ann of 68 years; children, Dean Sicora, Mary (Warren White) Sicora, Diane Filibeck, Rita (David Riess) Sicora, Lynn (Charlie Mutch) Sicora, Robert Sicora, Wayne (Kristina) Sicora; sister, Carole Youngs; thirteen grandchildren, James, Mary, Rachel, Wade, Kristen, Jennifer, Ryan, Carly, Michael, Hannah, Britta, Luke, & Leif; nine great-grandchildren, Deymon, Emilia, Malia, Gavin, Ty, Ezra, Haddie, Kendra, & Amalie; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Hattie; siblings, Ruth Lawrence, Robert Sicora, Eleanor Podvin, George Sicora, John Sicora, Marjorie Gallagher; son, Thomas Martin Sicora; and granddaughter, Sarah Stradinger.
Funeral services Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 300 1st Avenue NW, Buffalo. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Private interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Arrangements are by Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.