Mr. Thomas R. Kralik

  • Died: June 12, 2020
  • Location: North Royalton, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Devoted Father, Dear Brother, Loving Uncle, Cherished Friend

THOMAS R. KRALIK, age 83 of North Royalton. Beloved husband of Carole Kralik (nee Nevits) for 62 years. Devoted father of Thomas Kralik, Jr. and Tod Kralik (Karen); dear brother of Arlene Widdows (Frank) and the following deceased: Sam Kralik (Grace, deceased) and Pauline Brown (Melvin, deceased); brother-in-law of Charles "Butch" Nevits (Margaret), William Nevits (Erma) and Thomas Nevits (deceased) (Hildy, living); loving uncle of Sam Kralik (Jackie), Paula Riggs (Patrick), Elizabeth Nevits and others; cherished friend of many. Tom was a successful self-employed Plumbing Contractor. In his spare time he enjoyed waterfowl hunting, fishing and golfing. Proud Navy Veteran who loved his country. Passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020. Memorials may be forwarded to Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Dr., Valley View, OH. 44125. Prayer service at the funeral home on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9:45 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Albert the Great Church, 6667 Wallings Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 at 10:30 AM. Facial covering required at church. Interment following at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the BABITT-BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 9350 RIDGE ROAD, NORTH ROYALTON FROM 4:00 PM-8:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 18 with social distancing.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Carole, I just read in the West Tech Alumni Tatler of Tom's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and the family in this time of grieving. May you find comfort in wonderful memories and the peace of the Lord.

Posted by Gale Grove - Camp Verde, AZ - Friend   August 09, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Shirley Sedlock - Friend   July 10, 2020

You don't know me but Thomas would be my second cousin. Sam was my great uncle. I'm so sorry we never got to know Thomas. I am sorry for your lost. I tried to call in January. God bless you all.

Posted by Larry Czach - Family   July 09, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Shirley sedlock - Acquaintance   June 24, 2020

Todd, we are so sorry for your loss. God Bless your family. David and Dora Wrentmore

Posted by David Wrentmore - North Royalton, OH - acquaintance   June 22, 2020

Todd & Family, We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Dan & Barb Bemer - Middleburg Hts, OH - Friend   June 22, 2020

Todd, I only know your father from years ago, but I remember him being funny and kind. Im very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sharon Rose Management - cleveland, OH - Acquaintance   June 19, 2020

Im sorry for your loss. Your father was a good man, and a fair and honest businessman. He will be missed.

Posted by Archie Strauss - cleveland, OH - Friend   June 19, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Ron Kalal - Friend   June 18, 2020

Our deepest to Carole and family many great memories Love Richard and Marie Wyrock

Posted by Richard Wyrock - Cleveland, OH   June 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathy for the Kralik family. Tom was a great guy and long time friend. He will always be in our prayers. Cindy & Jerry Gucanac, Friend

Posted by Jerry Gucanac - Parma, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020


My deepest condolences to the entire Kralik family. May you be surrounded by happy and healing thoughts in your time of need.

Posted by Kristen Boehnlein - Cleveland, OH - Family Friend   June 18, 2020

Dear Carole and Family, Sincere sympathy for your recent loss. Tom was an "old" friend and I have so many memories of our days with the "ducks at the marsh". He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace. Sorry we will be unable to be with you, but will remember him in our prayers.

Posted by Les and Marilyn Demaline - Friend   June 18, 2020


Carol, Tommy, Todd - Know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers. There is a piece of each of you in heaven. May Tom rest in peace.

Posted by Dave & Penny Drown - Homer Glen, IL - friend   June 17, 2020

Dear Carol, Todd, and family. I want to express my sincere condolences for the loss of one of the best
friends I had in the business. He was the only plumber I knew that hugged me each time he was in. A first
class person that knew treating people well was not first on the list, it was the only thing on the list! The older I get I realize to appreciate the good ones, and he is, I'll miss him...

Posted by LEN DOYLE - AMHERST, OH - Friend   June 17, 2020

I will always be so grateful Tom took me under his wings many, many years ago. He taught me lots things, both good and possibly some bad. He dearly loved my parents as if they were his own. A part of my Heart is now still without him. I know he went directly to Heaven, right into his mothers arms.
Tom, You were one of a kind! Check on those of us left behind occasionally, so we may leave a legacy of friends as you did.

Carole, Tom, & Todd, I pray God gives You the strength to get through this terrible tragedy.

Posted by Bob Dvoroznak - Bay Village, OH - friend   June 16, 2020

Thank you for making us a part of your beautiful family! I cherish the memories you created for me and I smile every time I recall them ! You were a rock / mentor to so many and we will forever be grateful ! You will never be forgotten and will continue to walk among us in each of our hearts ! Your spirit is alive! Look up my folks and continue to watch over all of us ! Love you Big Tom Aka pops ! RIP love bob and kim demosey

Posted by Kimberly Dempsey - North Royalton, OH - Friend   June 16, 2020

My deepest sympathy go out to the family. May he RIP.

Posted by Mary Jane Porozynski - Port Clinton, OH - Friend   June 16, 2020

Tommy, I can't say enough about how great of a man you are. Your friendship, and kindness are unsurpassed by how many people you have helped through out the years. Your a great man and you'll be missed immensely. Rest in peace my friend I'm sure you and Sam have plenty to talk about.

Posted by Al Borrelli - Avon, OH - Friend   June 16, 2020

Rest in pease fellow outdoorsman. Good plumbing contractor and friend. (Mid Continent Construction)

Posted by Bill Schmid - Chardon, OH - Friend   June 15, 2020

Tom was a great man and did a lot for the plumbing industry. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kralik family during this most difficult time. The Bohinc family (Norhio Plumbing)

Posted by Michael Bohinc - Aurora, OH - Friend   June 15, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Prayers for Carol & family! Tom will be truely missed!

Posted by The Nelson Family - Neighbor   June 15, 2020


When friends leave the a footprint in your heart only it leaves us with memories, the laughter,tears and so many other things we shared as family ,friends golden wing will carry you beyond. May God watch over this family.

Posted by Sandy Minardi - Lakewood, OH - Family Friend   June 14, 2020

Tom served on the USS Canberra (CAG-2)

Posted by THOMAS CHAREK - NORTH ROYALTON, OH - Family Friend   June 14, 2020

Tom was a bona fide Shellback.

Posted by THOMAS CHAREK - NORTH ROYALTON, OH - Family Friend   June 14, 2020

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Tom was a bona fide Shellback.
Tom served on the USS Canberra (CAG-2)