Thomas Joseph Kurka, 83 of Gilbert, Arizona passed away at his home on February 5, 2019. He was born on February 22, 1935 the son of Joseph and Ellen (Garlock) Kurka in Custer, South Dakota. He served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army. He then worked as a Purchasing Manager in the Manufacturing industry for many years. He had lived in Arizona for the past four months. Services and burial will be held at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.