Tom Torok, 73

Tom Torok, 73, of Merchantville, a “lifelong journalist” in his own words, an indispensable and tireless reporter and editor at The Inquirer and New York Times, a trailblazing expert on data-driven journalism, a website developer, international teacher, mentor, lecturer, and veteran, died Sunday, March 6, at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. In addition to his wife, Cece, son, Stephen Torok (Sarah Taylor), and daughter, Elena, Mr. Torok is survived by former wife Lena Maria Cooper, a sister, and other relatives. Three brothers died earlier. Visitation with the family is to be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Falco, Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home, 6600 Browning Rd., Pennsauken Township, N.J. 08109. A memorial service is to follow. Interment is private. Donations in his name may be made online to the n-ost border crossing journalism project to support journalists in Ukraine. Read more from The Inquirer.

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