December 10, 2013

Thomas A. Gonyo

ALLENTOWN, PA. - Thomas Arnold Gonyo passed away unexpectedly Dec. 6, 2013, in Allentown. He was born Jan. 26, 1960, to Arnold and Evelyn Gonyo of Mooers, N.Y.

Tom was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Northeastern Clinton Central School. After moving to Pennsylvania, he became a finance manager at several car dealerships in the Allentown area.

He was known for his caring attitude and infectious laugh, and was devoted to his wife, Mary, and his children and grandchildren.

Tom was predeceased by his father, Arnold Gonyo; grandparents, Peter and Dorothy Gonyo, and Alfred and Antonine Lavoie; uncles, Charles and Earl Gonyo; and aunts, Margaret Monette and Irene Bushey.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Pierce-Gonyo; sons, Ryan Gonyo, Matthew Gonyo and Dylan Gonyo; daughter, Sophia Gonyo; grandson, Lucas Thomas Gonyo; granddaughter, Addison Gonyo; mother, Evelyn Gonyo; brother, Timothy Gonyo; sisters, Brenda Chevalier, Linda Gonyo-Horne, Debra Winters and Julie Blondo; uncles, Gerald and Harry Gonyo; aunts, Patricia Wood and Theresa Hinerth; in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA, and will be continued from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11, Mooers, NY. Funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund for Dylan and Sophia Gonyo.


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