H.M. “Mac” Tlumach, 78, of Frederick County, Virginia passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Tlumach was born in 1941 in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Tlumach. He graduated from St. Vincent’s High School in Pennsylvania. Mr. Tlumach was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the USS Independence during the Vietnam conflict, retiring as a Personnelman Master Chief Petty Officer. Following his time with the Navy, Mac went on to become a manager at CACI in Arlington, Virginia for 10 years, retiring in 1988. Mr. Tlumach was a member of the Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club, where he served as Treasurer. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, enjoying worldwide hunts. Mr. Tlumach always looked forward to spending time with family and friends, and loved his Chihuahua, Noodle. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.
He married the love of his life, Karen Kent on June 1, 1985 in McLean, Virginia. They enjoyed their life together for 33 wonderful years.
Surviving with his loving wife are daughters, Virginia C. Stapf (Thomas) of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania and Patricia A. Tlumach of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; son, Stephen F. Tlumach; and sister, Marilyn Tlumach of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Tlumach was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Springer and brothers, Denis and James Tlumach.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Friday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Winchester, Virginia, with Rev. Bjorn C. Lundberg officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia.
Serving as pallbearers will be Denny Stockberger, Joel Hoffer, Tom Stapf, Paul Kent, Bob Barkhau, Tyler Payne, and Eric Heflin. Honorary pallbearers will be George Puskar, Denny Zeltner, and John Everett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mac’s memory to The Laurel Center, P.O. Box 14, Winchester, Virginia 22604 or to Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club, 1061 McDonald Rd., Winchester, Virginia 22602.