Thomas M. Wilson Sr. 1946-2019
Thomas M. Wilson Sr.
Thomas Michael Wilson Sr., 72, of Atco, N.J. died on Sunday May 26 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31 at Holy Eucharist Catholic Church in Tabernacle, N.J. with Rev. Andrew Jamieson officiating. Visitation will take place at the church two hours before the service.
Thomas was born to Grace and Thomas A.Wilson on Oct. 24, 1946 in Philadelphia, Penn. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J. in 1965. He entered the Navy in Aug. 1965 and served as a radarman on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 and saw service in Vietnam. He earned the National Defense Services Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. His marriage to Joyce Flud took place on Dec. 29, 1967 at Camden, N.J. Thomas worked for New Jersey Bell for 35 years as a systems technician before retiring in 2006. He was a member of IBEW Local 827, VFW Post No.6253 of Berlin and was a longtime member of Assumption Parish in Atco. In recent years he was a poll worker with the Camden County Board of Elections. He was a volunteer with Scout BSA Troop 439 at Tabernacle.
In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by eight children, Sharon (Marvin) Bendy and Darci, all of Berlin, N.J., Janet (Daniel) Boris of Tabernacle, N.J., Thomas (Heather) Wilson Jr. of Landenberg, Penn., Michael (Nicole) of Sicklerville, N.J., Brian (Kim), Medford, Nicole of Atco, N.J. and Rebecca (Anthony) of Kapolei, Hawaii; 14 grandchildren, Marvin, Joyce (Dan), Elsie, Jacob, Phoebe, Thomas, Liam, Molly, Ben, Katie, Elizabeth, Alex, Dylan and Lily; and one great-grandchild, Nora. He is further survived by a brother, John (Bernadette) of Harvey's Lake, Penn.; sisters, Grace (Joseph) McEuen of Locust Grove, Va., Susan (and the late Tom) Galan of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Mary (Michael) Wright of Sicklerville, N.J.; and nine nieces and nephews, John, Lisa, Steve, Tracy, Terri, Daniel, Tim, Stephen and Joseph.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Medford Kiwanis Club for the Holiday Magic on the Medford Riverwalk Christmas light project.
Mathis Funeral Home of Medford, N.J. is assisting the family with arrangements.