Anthony J. “Tony” Younica Jr., 22, of Factoryville, died Sunday in the Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, as the result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident near Factoryville.
He was the son of Christine Forba and husband Richard Forba of Nicholson, and Anthony Younica and companion, Joann Shubin, Brooklyn.
Tony was a wonderful, loving, dedicated and responsible father. He was a son to be very proud of, respectful and full of love and life. He always had that “Smart aleck” grin on his face, never leaving without hugging and saying how much he loved his mom and daughter.
Tony was a very accepting person. He never judged people until they crossed him. He never listened to rumors and didn’t take the time to spread them. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand. He lived a full and very caring life, which is why so many people loved him and he had amazingly dedicated friends. Tony will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, memories of his laughter and joy of life will linger forever.
He was employed by O&N Aircraft at Seaman’s Airport wiring planes for the last three years. He was loved and treated well by everyone there in life and after. Prior to working at the airport, he worked for the Nicholson Bowling Alley, where he was a mechanic on the lanes.
He graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School in 2004. Tony’s heart ruled his life, especially when it came to his daughter, Cadence Joy Younica.
Tony was too young to be taken away from all who knew and loved him. He lived life to the extreme, enjoying it, yet stepping up when responsibility called.
May God have mercy and open his arms wide to bring Tony home in peace and love to meet again with Poppy.
In addition to his parents and daughter, also surviving are two brothers, Richard R. Forba, Nicholson; and Michael Younica, Nicholson; two sisters, Amber N. Forba, Nicholson; and Cyrena Younica, Brooklyn; his newborn niece, Autumn Forba; maternal grandparents, Richard and Bonnie Forba, Springville; and his paternal grandmother, Joyce Younica, Brooklyn.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Baby Girl Younica; and an uncle, Kevin Smulek Younica.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 28, at Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, Nicholson, with services by Pastor Margaret Hartmann, of the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholson Community Bank & Trust, Main Street, Nicholson, PA 18446, in care of Cadence Younica.