Middleport: Tonya L. Loughrey, 49, passed away suddenly at her home September 4, 2020. She was born November 3, 1970 in Newfane, the daughter of William and Jean (Craft) Heschke Jr. Tonya was a graduate of Barker High School and BOCES with a Food Service Certificate. She was briefly employed at Gasport Elementary School, where she met her future husband Gary. On July 28, 1990 Tonya and Gary were married by the Rev. Rodney Klinzing at the Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport. Tonya enjoyed bowling and loved being around family.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Gary; parents, William & Jean Heschke Jr., brother, Kenneth (Charlene) Heschke; niece, Katlynn Heschke; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Tonya was predeceased by her grandparents; James & IvaJean Craft, William & Anna Heschke Sr.
Tonya’s Memorial Service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Thursday September 10, at 11:00, followed by interment in Hartland Central Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to MS Sucks C/O Christie Stevens 9 Lakeview Parkway Lockport, NY 14094 or the Zion Lutheran Church 4477 Central Ave., Gasport, NY 14067.
Tonya’s arrangements have been entrusted to Sherrie Bream Funeral Home of Gasport.
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