To my love Tom,
I miss you everyday. I cannot believe that you have been gone for two years today (Halloween) Our first date was on Halloween in 1985 at the Copper Door. My life is not the same. I always feel alone without you, even when I am with friends or family. You will always be missed. Your wife, Chris
I was so shocked and devastated to hear the news of your passing. A life too short, taken too young, I remember all the great times we shared, the shows we performed, the songs we played, your wit and humor. I am sorry we weren't able to get together one more time as God had bigger plans for you. Until we meet again I want you to know that you are missed dearly. Camille and I plan to visit your bride Chris in the near future. God Bless you Tom RIP.
PS. Say hello to the rest of the band up there and save me a spot when I arrive
David, I miss your dad more than you can know. He is in my heart and my thoughts every day. Thank you for keeping the fire burning as only you and I are. Uncle Carl
Happy Father's Day Pop.
I miss you every day.
Our time was cut way, way too short.
But I will keep our family jokes alive.
My Dad and his friends will get the joke.
I will keep our family jokes alive.
I honor not only my Father, but my Grandfather this Father's Day
I miss and love you Dad and Grandpa.
You made me the man that I am.
Happy 27th Wedding Anniversary to my dear husband. I miss you. I watched our wedding video last night and how young we were. What a great wedding we had on the "Flamingo" boat on Clearwater Beach. We sure did it up right. Wish you were here to celebrate with me. I love you. Your loving wife, Chris (Dot).
Not to Mot come in Mot! It still is as it has always been our tradition to never give you your birthday greeting until the day after. Happy B-Day old pal.
P.S. Still waiting
Happy Birthday to my dear husband. I miss you so much. I wish you were still with me and I think about you everyday. At least I have you with me in the urn with your ashes that I can see and talk to when I need to. You are always in my thoughts and I will always love you. I do get "moon faced" a lot because I still cannot believe you are gone. I will always love you. Chris/Dot
Not to Mot come in Mot! Wow, it has been a year. I miss you. Your Pal Not.
P.S. Still waiting
Dear, Dear, Dear, Love of my Life, Tom (Mot)
Happy 26th Wedding Aniverary to us. Wish you were here to celebrate with me. My sister Merge and her husband Tim took me to see the movie that you would have loved. 42 was your favoirte Brooklyn hero, Jackie Robinson. I gave your Jackie shirt to one of your sons. Hope they are appreciating it. I cryed knowing that during the movie.
Love you and going to miss you big time during baseball season, and the rest of my life.
Your wife and love, Chris (Dot)
Not to Mot come in Mot! Just wanted to say I'm right on time as usual (one day late) to say Happy birthday. Your Pal Not.
P.S. Still waiting
To My Dear and Wonderful Husband Tom (Mot),
Today would have been your 66th birthday. You were taken away from me way to early, and my heart is empty, and living without you has been very difficult and painful. I miss you all the time, every minute of everyday. Life is not the same without you.
My life is happy, but a very sad cloud loomes above me all the time. I think you would be proud of what I have accomplished since you passed away. I am trying to make the best of life, but life will never be the same without you in it.
Happy Birthday my Love, I loved you and always will.
Your Wife, Chris (Dot)
Chris, Wayne and I loved the zest Tom had for life, his 'pickin' for great garage sale deals, his devotion to you and his customers. He always had a smile, a joke and several projects going on. We loved the pictures - thank you. Sending prayers to comfort you and God to be with you. Hugs...
I miss my dad. When I stop for any reason, he's there. It's like the green garden hose we all grew up with. Now the water is off. Done. Gone. My memories past 11 aren't quality. We had more in common than I realized.
My Dear Brother-in-law Tom, you made my sister so happy for the last 25 years. You where always there for me when I needed advice on a project I was working on and always had to have that kiss when I saw you. You will be missed so much by myself and all of my family.
Tom, you left too soon. I have more puns for you. I'm sure you have more for me. You were a good man .. decent and honest and funny and dependable. Always there to help. Always there with a joke or horrible pun. Wherever you are now, I know you've reached … not your PUNishment … but your reward.
My wife Dorann and I were fortunate to know and work with Tom from the 1970s. I played drums with the Rubber Band on Long Island. Tom played piano,did vocals and wrote music for the band. His favorite groups were Procal Harum,the Kinks and other "English sound" groups. His original compositions reflected some of that sound. We worked together until 1973 when I moved to Vermont and later to Massachusetts. While in NY Tom first started to do stained glass lamps. He was quite the crafstman and made 2 lamps for us- the Max the Dog lamp and a lamp called birds and flowers. He was a crafstman with a big heart as he really wanted to please us with the 2 custom lamps-and he did. Io this day I have the birds and flowers lamp hanging in my home. My wife Dorann and Tom both loved lamps and antiques. They both LOVED yard sales and a bargain. Tom, Chris, Dorann and I had great times shopping for antiques in Boston and Clearwater. This was a strong connection between Dorann and Tom. In the New York Band era I remember how to wrote some nice original songs including the one about the birth of his first son called "Fly Away". I remember some funny little things that made Tom, Tom. One day he demanded that I buckle up my car seat belt(Tom did have a little stuborn streak in him), he would go get gas at a Hess Station and he would say The Hessions are coming!! How his dad would always visit Tom at the gig we had in Bellmore, L. I. The recording session where Dionne Warwick and Tony Conigliaro(baseball player) were in the studio, the great respect and love he had for Don the recording engineer. His chuckle and unique sense of humor was always there. I did gigs with him in the winter and he always brought blankets if the club was cold. Tom and I played a practical joke on my daughter in Atlanta when he made believe he was the owner of the pet store where she purchased bird. He told her that he would have to take the bird back!......this was a funny stunt. Tom and Chris came to visit us in Boston and Tom did some electrical work in my home. He really did have a good heart. Dorann and I came to know Chris when we visited Tom in Florida. Tom would take us over to visit his mom who was the nicest lady of all time. He was a great son. I remember going to a Tampa Bay Bucks game with Chris.....a great Steelers fan and I always think of Chris on football Sundays. Our hearts go out to Chris on her loss. I called Tom two few weeks before he passed and he was under a lot of meds and for the first time he was not with that chuckle but he was hopeful things would improve. We were surprised when Chris called us on the morning of the day he passed and said "we are going to loose Tom today". That was very thoughtful of Chris and I wished I had called Tom again and was planning on it. I never got the chance. Dorann and I were shocked with his passing and we will remain close to Chris.
Dear Chrissie, We are so sorry about Tom's passing. You had many wonderful years together. On one of my trips to Florida to visit you and Tom, we all went to visit Allan's uncle who lived close by and Tom remembered he had purchased a duck from them at one of his many garage sales. You gave me the "Blasko Duck" and she sits proudly in front of our fireplace. We will fondly think of you every time we look at her. I will see you in a few days. I'm looking forward to sharing some memories and wine with you.
I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, prayers, and sharing their fond memories of my dear... dear Father. You have helped my family greatly through these most trying times.
Mere words cannot express how much he ment to us all, and how we all endured/appreciated his bad/funny jokes.
Dad, I am proud that you were my Father.
The massive hole in my heart and soul that now exists with your passing, I hope will be filled with immense joy from memories of how you made everyone laugh every day of your life.
I love you Dad.
Good night Gracie.
Hi Chris, It's your cousin Ron, so sorry to hear about Tom...my prayers are with you. Love, Ron
We were sadden to hear of the loss of Tom. Our thoughts are with you.
I just found out about Tom's passing...how very sad to lose such an amazing, talented soul! He was multi-faceted and just fascinating. I still have the stained glass ornaments he made for me almost 30 years ago hanging in windows throughout my house!
There are no words to express how very sad I feel. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences to Tommy, Chris , and your family. Tommy was a great person and Kathy and I enjoyed our special time together with him. Rip My Friend,
I am so sorry for your loss.. loosing a parent is the second worse loss next to losing your own child. My love goes out to you and your family....
Tom was like a brother to me, instrumental in getting me back in Music in the 90's. He introduced me to corporate parties & weddings. He was an amazing Front Man, who really knew how to move the room, no one could lead "Hokey Pokey" like he did!! We laughed and had so many good times together, he was so funny always crackin us up!! When he asked us to be the band at his wedding we were so honored (What a Party!!) So many good memories.. Truly, talented, musician with a heart of gold - I know he's in God's Angel Band now.. My Dads, in the crowd.. Until, we meet again RIP, My Brother!
Tom, I cannot believe I am having to send this message. I will not be at your services today because I refuse to say goodbye to you. You were not just my cousin, you were one of my most treasured friends for over 50 years. I cannot believe I will never pick up the phone and hear you say "Hi cuz, heh whoa!" I still have some of the letters you sent me from when you were 14.
I promise to stay in touch with your wonderful wife Chris to make sure she is O.K. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life.
As a former president of Camelot Oaks Condo Assc., my fond memories of tom are the almost everyday phone conversations and his crazy jokes. Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and heart rendering time.
A candle burns and as it does I reflect on the many memories shared with you and the band in the '60's. Your kind and generous spirit - I can see you so clearly standing at your red Farfisa. I hope you knew how much I appreciated your re-connecting with me through Russ and then followed by Angelo and Joey.
My deepest sympathy to Chris... and all the Klepacki family.
I knew Tom as a business associate and most importantly, a friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Chris and the family. He will surely be missed.
Hi my dear neice Chrissy. I am so sorry for your loss. I want so much to be with you at this time but I cannot make it work. But I will take a train ride soon and spend some time with you. It will be very strange though not to have Tom There to talk to every morning. I learned alot of neat things from him and loved laughing at his sense of humor. It is going to be strange for a long while for you Chrissy. We all have to deal with it in our own way. I still get lonely sometimes, no matter how many people are around. You know I love you and miss you and i am there in spirit.
Tom and I met when we were in our teens. He gave me my first night club gig and introduced me to a bunch of wholesome musicians. Tom was multi-talented. He did many things extremely well. His stained glass artwork still hangs on my wall. He was so knowledgeable and taught me many things. Among them were water skiing and concepts in electronics. But, most importantly, he taught me the meaning of true friendship. When I moved away from Long Island, Tom and I lost contact for many years. He moved heaven and earth to find me so that we could resume our relationship. During the years that followed he kept in touch no matter how busy he was nor how delinquent I was in contacting him. I've lost my dearest and most sincere friend.
Even though unfortunate circumstances brought you and your family pain, it at least brought you into my life. I'm glad we celebrated my 28th birthday together and that I will always have the memory or my mom holding you in a head lock in the pool saying, "Relax Tom this is fun!"
May Aunt Chris find comfort in the fact that the pain you experienced here on earth is now gone. I'm sorry our time was short but nonetheless meaningful to know my dad enjoyed your friendship and company these last six months.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow as I can't attend the service.
With many prayers,your niece.
My thoughts, prayers & love goes out to Chrissie, entire family & close friends. Tom, you will be missed & I know some day, we'll all be together again. God be with you, Love.....
Chrissy, My heart goes out to you and to Tom's family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I know how much you will miss him. I just want to let you know that it will get easier. You will never forget him but it will become easier to remember him. Keep your chin up and know that if you ever need to talk, please please call me.
It has been a genuine pleasure and entertainment in having known Tom and doing rental business with him for many, many years. If it was not for Tom and Chris we would not have been able to handle our condo,s from up north.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and her family.
We'll miss you Tom....Kate & Richard Huguley
Tom I knew you when I was a little boy comming over my haose for band practice. I remember when you and Joey used to go surfing at Gilgo something you did on a board not a computer. After finding Angelo Ficara on the internet and he gave me your number and told me you lived in clearwater I was shocked I only lived 15 mins. away. Since that time we became good froends and had alot of laughs together ...you were alway there to answer ant question about any musical electronic situation I had and was willg to help out. You were a great friend and buddy and will be missed deeply. I still can't believe your not with us anymore. My friend rest we all will be playing that gig with you someday and jamming.... turn it up so we can hear you Tom! You and your humor will be missed by many.
I have enjoyed our business association and many jokes and most of all, our friendship.
You will be missed.
CHRIS, YOU DID A GREAT JOB. LOVED ALL THE PICTURES AND I KNOW TOM WOULD BE/ IS VERY HAPPY YOU DID THE PHOTO LAY OUT. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU CHRIS. TIME WILL HEAL BUT REMEMBERING IS A BLESSING. PEACE BE WITH YOU. NANCY HORN, CALIFORNIA
Chrissy, I'm so very sorry to hear aboutTom's passing. Please know that I am keeping you close in thougt and prayer.
All my Love, Prayers and Thoughts to my Cousin Chris for the loss of a husband, a business partner, and someone who supported his wife through thick and thin. And to Tom's family for their grief in losing a family member much too soon. Lastly, to the BIRDS - I'm sure they can't figure out where their best friend and caretaker went - a perfect of example of Tom's dedication to all things he did.
I always appreciated the hospitality I received on my visits from Pittsburgh and the lively debaes that Tom and I would get into. I can see Tom in heaven reading the paper front to back, still amazed that I don't even have a paper delivered. It's those little things that I know we will all miss.
Love to all, Louise (cousin to Chris)
Cousin Tom: Shame on you for leaving us so early!! I imagine the Lord needed another organist up there. Didn't get to see much of you in life, but remember highlites...especially the first time I came to NY in 1968 and met you for the first time to go on the subway to Bellmore. You "fell asleep" on the train and I had no idea when to wake you or get off!! What a joker you were...Laraine and I will miss your phone calls.Rest in the arms of Christ and watch over us all!!
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Dear Friend, what a pleasure it has been to work with you and enjoy all the stories and quips you had to offer. You will be greatly missed by me and all your friends at Drew Ridge A. Rest in Peace.
Tommy, although we never got the chance to re-connect, know that our days performing together and the special person you are will never be forgotten. God Bless...
Words cannot express my heartfelt condolences to the family of my friend Tommy K. We were in bands together going back to High School. I always appreciated his humor, and of course his talent. His presence will be missed, but his memory will always live in the hearts of those who knew him.
It has been a privilege and an honor to be close to you in the final days of your life. Henry will always cherish the memories of finally having a big brother...time was short but so blessed. Every minute counted and enjoyed so throughly! We will never forget the walk in the parking lot so you could get some vitamin D and fresh air! Henry will now carry the torch of being the big brother. Love, Henry & Betty
Not to Mot, come in Mot! I will miss you very much but don't worry, we will still talk. I'll wait. Your old pal Carl (Not)
Dear Sir Thomas,
I and all those who know and love you in the D Bldg of Drew Ridge Apartments mourn your passing and celebrate your wonderful, robust, humor and music-filled life. We will miss your presence among us--laughing, joking, solving knotty problems (and some naughty ones) and just being there when we needed you. You and Chris made such a great team. We thank you for all you did to help and wish you "Happy Trails" wherever you are now.
Lady Bonsworth (aka Bonnie Paull, Pres. D Bldg, Drew Ridge Apts)
To My Wonderful Husband Tom (Mot). You will be missed more than you will ever know. My heart feels empty, but my beautifull memories of you will always remain with me. I do not know how I am going to go on without you. Your loving wife, Chris (Dot)