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Verna M. (Tomko) Sanders

January 6, 1945 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 74)

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Verna M. (Tomko) Sanders, 73, of Butler, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, PA.  

Verna was born on January 6, 1945 in Homestead, PA to the late John Tomko and Marie Brittman Tomko French. She enjoyed family functions, shopping, talking to friends and meeting new people. 

Verna is survived by her life partner: Peter Miles; her children: James Ziros, John Ziros and Terri (Dave) Ziros; 5 grandchildren and a sister: Helen Ostrander. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: James Sanders; a son: Joseph Ziros; her sister: Theresa Guthrie and a brother: Jack Tomko.

Per Verna’s wishes all services are private. Arrangements are under the care of the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, PA  15068 (724-335-1951). For online condolences and more information please visit

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