Dozens of mourners turned out to say a final goodbye to two Stourport brothers who died just over a week apart.
Terry Tucholski, 72, and Paul Tucholski, 66, were buried together today (Wednesday June 22) after a service at St Bartholomew’s Church in Areley Kings.
The brothers, who previously worked in the local carpet industry and were keen gardeners, lived together on Princess Way in Stourport.
Terry died in hospital after routine surgery last month, and Paul died just over a week later of a “broken heart”.
About 50 people attended the funeral and a moving tribute written by Terry’s daughter, Karina Webb, was read.
As the duo were rock fans, “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake, “Your Long Journey” by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and a version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” by Heart were played.
Karina, 49, said: “They wanted to be together. It was very moving because it was a double funeral. They lived together. Paul retired last year and dad retired about ten years ago to have dad make his tea for him.
“He didn’t want to continue without his brother.
“I’m glad they were buried together.”
Paul has lived his entire life at the Princess Way house, with Terry returning home 32 years ago.
A father of two and grandfather of six, Terry fell suddenly ill after an operation and died on May 14. An inquest is due into his death in September.
He is survived by his daughter Karina and his 46-year-old son Ross Tucholski.
Just over a week later, on May 23, Karina found her uncle Paul unresponsive in the family home with an autopsy confirming he had died of heart failure.
She said Paul died of a “broken heart”.