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Terri D. Tonsetic

January 20, 1957 - February 24, 2011
Visitation
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Friday 3/4
Service
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Saturday 3/5, 10:00 am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
1270 Chapel Road
MONACA, PA 15061

Terri D. Tonsetic, 54, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Monaca, a person of strong love and passion for family and friends, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming. Terri had a strong and deep commitment in her lifelong love of people and service to her professions. Born January 20, 1957,Continue Reading

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Bee left a message on February 24, 2012:
It has been a long hard year, but remembering your "teachings" and our time together makes me smile. I miss you! Keep doing what you are doing!! I know you are watching.
Anonymous left a message on September 28, 2011:
I miss you more and more each day. Hope that you will visit soon.
Jim Sagan left a message on May 2, 2011:
Goodbye, Farewell, Amen my Love........
Margie Horst left a message on March 10, 2011:
How does one begin to describe a woman as beautiful as Terri? Terri and I shared many good times, she filled my life with laughter, inspiration and kindness. She welcomed great conversation, shared fabulous books and always had a funny story or turned an otherwise normal day into a hilarious exploit. I loved her spirit and encouragement which were displayed in her personal and professional life, she truly excelled at both. Terri applied her religious beliefs to her everyday life and relationships, she was caring, compassionate and sincere. To Jim, her nieces, stepchildren and family, she loved you immensely and you were the fabric of her life and we have all enjoyed her stories about you. Terri has left a void in my heart but I was privileged to have had her in my life and I will count my blessings. She will be in my prayers for the rest of my life. Godspeed Terri.
Stephanie McCluer left a message on March 7, 2011:
I have had the pleasure of working with Terri over the last 3 years or so at McKesson. I will miss her ray of sunshine that seemed to follow her. She was my favorite sales person; she KNEW what she wanted and she KNEW how to get it. It made both of our jobs easier in the long run. I will miss her dearly. I just know she is still spreading her sunshine (I can feel it). I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your special memories of Terri will comfort you through the journey of your loss. The slide show for Terri's service was incredibly touching. Thank you for sharing.
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Carol George left a message on March 5, 2011:
It's with such sadness that I send my condolences to Jim and all of Terri's family. I loved Terri like a second sister and the years we shared together at college, and living and working together at AGH, were some of the happiest of my life. Terri was an example to all of us that life was to be enjoyed, family and friends were to be embraced and that if you weren't laughing something was terribly wrong. Love you Terri and thank you for all that you brought to my life.
Karen (Makowski) Frynkewicz left a message on March 5, 2011:
Terri and I were friends over 25 years ago in the days of being single and traveling in her Pissy Pacer. We lost touch a long time ago but still I remember her as wonderful, full of passion, and out to conquer the world. Reading the other tributes I see she never changed and what a blessing that is. My heart goes out to all of you because her passing is a terrible loss. Rest in peace Terri.
Jeff Shelton left a message on March 4, 2011:
To Jim and the family, know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts. I had the pleasure of working with Terri over many years, and ultimately we became good friends. We would often call one another just to laugh. I will miss her spirit, humor and friendship.
Paul Tetreault and the Procurement Team left a message on March 4, 2011:
Our deepest condolences to the Sagan & Tonsetic families on your loss. Your friends at Bombardier Transportation
Lori Rich left a message on March 4, 2011:
Jim & Family - I'm glad that I had an opportunity to meet Terri a few years ago at the beach - that was a great weekend, and she was a wonderful host. My sincerest condolences go out to you, and you're in my thoughts and prayers as you make it through this difficult time.
Tom and Mary Kay Olshanski left a message on March 4, 2011:
We are both so sorry for your loss of Terri. We'll always remember Terri's laugh and zest for life!
Lisa, Randy, Brianne and Kendall Sienon left a message on March 4, 2011:
Terri was a wonderful friend, role model, mother, aunt and wife. She is the reason that God gives you the capacity to embrace someone as part of the family. Her big heart and "never met a stranger" attitude left a big impact on family and friends. We will always cherish the laughs and good times. Remembering always "floss-water" Polish dancing and the missing Christmas Wii. Christmas Eve pirogies will never be the same.
John Goforth left a message on March 4, 2011:
Terri was an excellent example of someone that is passionate about her job AND her family. She and I worked together on several deals at McKesson and she was the consummate professional. I have no words that help you in dealing with her loss, and wanted you to know that she will be missed. I will miss her a great deal.
Randy, Lisa, Brianne and Kendall Sienon left a message on March 4, 2011:
You will be surely missed but never forgotten. One of the funniest, caring and sincerest people ever. You touched everone.
Lynn Purdy left a message on March 3, 2011:
Terri and I met when we were clinical trainers at HP in the early 80s. We bought condos a door apart from each other in Novi, Michigan, and I have such great memories of those days. Terri is one of the reasons I am married to my husband (she insisted I go out with him and she was right). Jim, Brianne, Rob - I never met you but feel I know you from all the stories Terri told me about the three of you over the years. She loved you all so very much.
Steve Machacek left a message on March 3, 2011:
On behalf of my entire family, my wife Shelley, and our children Amy, Alison, Lindsey, Jonathan and Thomas, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Terri's family. I worked very closely with Terri at Hewlett Packard from her first day. Terri very quickly became a great friend and confidant to me and my entire family. Terri spent a great deal of time with my wife and daughters and sons, even watching them on occasion. We enjoyed so many great times together at work and outside of work. She touched so many lives here in Michigan. Her professionalism, her energy and her honest approach to everything that she did endeared her to all of us. God bless you all and know that we share in your profound sense of loss. Terri was truly one of the very special people that we will ever be privileged to know in our lifetime.
Kim Wilson left a message on March 3, 2011:
Thirty two years later, I am still a nurse today due to Terri Tonsetic. In 1976 I worked with Terri's mother, Lila in the receiving dept. at GeeBee's dept. store in Monaca. I was a young, impressionable girl just out of high school. Each day Lila would come into work and relay stories that Terri had told her about her nursing days at AGH. My mother always wanted me to be a nurse and I never did. But, due to Lila's stories that changed. I too went to CCBC and then on to the ER at AGH. Even though I never wanted to,here I am today still serving people as a homecare nurse with UPMC, hopefully making a difference throughout....all in part to Terri. So sorry for your loss. Thanks Terri, Thanks Lila. Kim
Alex Fried left a message on March 3, 2011:
To Jim and Terri's family, You have chosen such a beautiful picture of Terri. It shows her love for life, her fun nature and the beautiful spirit she held. She touched our lives in so many ways. Her spirit will live on in all of us. The memories we shared together, the laughter and joy she brought to us will never be forgotten. All my love to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Alex and Neil
Karen Dynice left a message on March 3, 2011:
"When you look up at the sky at night, since I'll be living on one of them, since I'll be laughing on one of them, for you, it'll be as if all stars are laughing. You'll have stars that can laugh!" (From The Little Prince). Terri you will continue to shine bright as you look down upon us. Love and Miss You-Karen
Jacqueline Simms left a message on March 3, 2011:
Dear Jim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, Terri. Kathy Kimball was kind enough to send me the information on the services. You always spoke of Terri with such love, affection and reverence. I know that you will miss her dearly. I wish you peace now and always. Take care. Sincerely, Jacqui Bombardier Transportation Camden, NJ
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Chris Viola Starcher left a message on March 3, 2011:
Jim and Tonsetic family, So very sorry to hear the news about Terri - what a wonderful person and friend she was! We didn't see each other often after High School, but had recently connected via the internet. I will always remember her great sense of humor and love for life. I will remember her and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.
Lorrie and Joe Shepler left a message on March 3, 2011:
To Jim and Family Please accept our heartfelt sorrow and condolences for your loss Lorrie and Joe Shepler
Joan Sterling left a message on March 3, 2011:
Tribute to Terri- My heart cries right now, yet is also sings for the love of the truly special friendship that I shared with you and the addition of Jimmy. You will forever live in my heart with the joy , laughter and love you gave me. You were a rare gift.
Cheryl & Tom Bakin left a message on March 3, 2011:
Dear Jim, and Teri's Family, Tom and I were deeply saddened to hear of Terri's illness and her death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Cheryl & Tom Bakin
Georgine Murphy (Jusczak) left a message on March 3, 2011:
I'm so sorry for your loss of your sister Terry. I can't be at the service bcause I'm going out of town. Please know she will be in my thoughts and prayers. Always remember the good times we had at your family home and down the PNA. Yours, Georgine.
Karen Dynice left a message on March 3, 2011:
"When you look up at the sky at night, since I'll be living on one of them, since I'll be laughing on one of them, for you, it'll be as if all the stars are laughing. You'll have stars that can laugh!". (From The Little Prince). Terri you will continue to shine bright as you look down upon us. Love and Miss You!!!
Shari Schneider (Miss Buzzard) left a message on March 3, 2011:
Your light will always shine in my hear.
Shari Sagan-Mittaly left a message on March 2, 2011:
To my brother, I hope you find the strength to get through this difficult time. Terri has brought such great joy to this family and she will be truly missed. I will always remember her as a loving, thoughtful, caring and a fun loving person. I will always cherish the memories of the time we had with her. You were truly blessed when she came into your life.
Sheila Herward Nesky left a message on March 2, 2011:
Jim and Family, My sincere sympathy. My heart is aching for you and for her loss. I will never forget the friendship we had for over 25 years. When I remember our times together it always makes me smile. She found much love with you, Brianna and Rob,and for that I am happy. She alway knew when to call and we alway left off where we started as special friends that shared laughter, tears, good times and bad. I was proud to be called her friend and admired her accomplishments and love of life. Her passing will leave a void in my heart. I will miss you my special friend and may God hold you in his arms as you rest in peace. I know you will alway be an angel among us Love, Sheila Bob and Brendan
Lisa McConnell Sylvester left a message on March 2, 2011:
My deepest sympathies to the Tonsetic and Sagan families. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Valerie Gall left a message on March 2, 2011:
I knew Terri many years ago when we worked together at HP. I remember her fondly and send my prayers to her husband and family.
Claire Campbell left a message on March 2, 2011:
I am so fortunate to have known Terri as a cherished friend. Her energy and joy were infectious yet she was always there for the serious times too. I will always have wonderful memories of our time at the beach, the visit to "Green Acres", and sharing wonderful wines. TT, you will be missed.
Brianne Sagan left a message on March 2, 2011:
Terri, you were a great mother and friend. The "porch talks" and "family time" that we shared will never be forgotten. I pray that you help to guide me through life as if you were still here with me. Your laugh, your smile, your sense of humor, your care, and your love will be missed every day! I couldn't have had a better stepmom! I love you so much, and pray that you are with friends, wining and dining them...as you so often did here with us! We all love you and miss you greatly! Love always and forever, Bee
Shawn and Sharyl DeWane left a message on March 2, 2011:
Please accept our heartfelt sorrow and condolences for your loss. Terri is a very special person and made an impact on many people's lives. Shawn and Sharyl DeWane
Pat McDonald left a message on March 2, 2011:
To Jim and Family, I worked with Terri at Hewlett-Packard, she was such a fun person with a vibrant personality. May the memories you share ease your pain and knowing that she is an angel in heaven watching over you forever. With deepest sympathy, Pat
Rich, Allie, Bear. Hunter, Haudrey & Cammy left a message on March 2, 2011:
We love you Terri - always. We'll always remember & remind "Haudrey" how "Big Sisters Rock!" You brought so much laughter and joy to our lives. We'll forever be grateful for how kind and loving you were to our kids. Wasn't boring living next door to the Smithies! You always inspired me to stay positive and to SLOW DOWN and enjoy. I swear I will try harder. I'll miss you so much my friend.
Sheila Bob and Brendan Nesky left a message on March 2, 2011:
Your light will shine forever in our hearts .
Lisa and Dave Brown left a message on March 2, 2011:
Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your loved one and my dearest friend...our wonderful Terri. There will never be a day go by that I won't miss her terribly. May God watch over you all during this sad time.
Vivian Spicer left a message on March 1, 2011:
To:Jim and Family, I am possibly one of Terri's newest friends. I just met Terri a few months ago and we immediately connected. We are the same age, are both RNs and had a very similar career. We became instant friends and talked and emailed weekly. Terrie was so excited to be asked to be a godmother. I am honored to have known her. "Calling All Angels" take care of our friend. With Love, Vivian
Ella Gavryliv left a message on March 1, 2011:
Jim. We are so sorry for your loss. We know it is always difficult to lose a love one. We wish you all the best during this difficult time. Terri, you are in our hearts and we will remember you; you were a special person in our life here in America. We really loved you so much, and it is so hard for us to believe that you will not come to our house to see your goddaughter. God bless you and your family, Jim. We love you Igor, Ella, and Ilona GAVRYLIV
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Lindsay Flowers left a message on March 1, 2011:
I can only echo the sentiments of everyone who knew Terri. She was larger than life and had a good spirit. I will always remember the stories of her mother before her passing and how Terri cared for her. Jim, we cannot begin to understand what you are going through, but please know how much Terri was loved by her friends and our hearts and prayers are with you now in this time. In addition, I would like for her nieces to know how much she loved you. We spent many times together talking about her adventures with you. She loved you so much!! We used to laugh about her expectations of her when she grew old that you all were to make sure she always had her make up on and looked good! She enjoyed every moment she spent with you. You will also be in my heart and I will remember you through Aunt Terri's eyes. With loving memory, Lindsay
Stefanie Abernethy left a message on March 1, 2011:
Terri was a wonderful person who truly touched so many people with whom she worked and came into contact with. She had such a beautiful spirit and lived life with a rich sense of intimacy touching everyone around her as someone who was full of life and hard-fought wisdom. Terri was hillarious, tender-hearted, tough, loyal, wild and one of the most remarkable women I've ever known. She was a dear and true friend to me personally, and inspiration... and an amazing coworker. For the past 6 months up to now... I started seeing a different side of Terri that was remarkable as well...she took it upon herself to send me weekly "prayer" messages and uplifting comments every couple of weeks. Personal notes and check in messages to me. Imaginably, I now cherish those messages as a tender reminder of her robust personality that was a portrait of risk and strength and love. For me... she is a "touchstone" of the need to live life more fully. Her strong spirit and love for those close to her here at work will be missed. Thanks you so much for sharing such a wonderful person with us. My condolences to her family for their loss. Stefanie Abernethy
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
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