Thomas John Malinowski, age 64, of Waterford, passed away on April 13, 2023, at Walnut Creek Healthcare Center in Erie, PA. Thomas was born December 16, 1958 in Erie and grew up on a farm in Waterford, PA. He was the youngest child of the late Victor and Rose Skwaryk Malinowski, and grandson of Bruno and Helen Wrzosek Malinowski and John and Annie Zypchyn Skwaryk. His grandparents were immigrants to the USA.

He is survived by two children, Amos John Malinowski Gradler of Erie and Clinton James Gradler of Corry, PA; four sisters, Victoria Brogdon (Richard) of Erie, Penny Jegede (Bayo) of Exton, PA, Norma Malinowski of Ely, MN, and Rita Gentile (Jack) of Linville, VA; one brother, David Malinowski, of Waterford, PA; stepchildren Lori and Joey Gradler; grandchildren Emmalee Rose Gradler, Dorian Thomas Onuffer and Leland Onuffer, and many nieces and nephews.

Tom loved working on his bank of computers, watching the beavers outside his home and streaming Animal Planet and old Westerns on TV. He enjoyed studying physics and programming. His family and friends will sadly miss his sense of humor and warm smile.

Tommy’s family would like to thank Jana Shields for her many years of friendship and care; the nurses and staff at Walnut Creek Healthcare for making his last weeks happy ones and his meals delicious; and UPMC Family Hospice for providing comforting support.

A celebration of life will be held in the summer. Burial will be private.