I was so sorry to hear about Tom. It was definitely a pleasure working with him for many years. He always kept us laughing.I'm sure he will be greatly missed by many. I will keep your family in my prayers.
May God watch over you all at this time. Tom was a wonderful person. He will be dearly missed. My prayers are with you.
our prayers go out to the Family of the BAK's. we grew up with Tom, i have 6 brothers and we all went to Tucker School.also where carey, was a traffic guard for the school. we loved her and she cared for all of us kids, and watched out for us too.My husband Phil hung out with the bands in this area and they were all in a awe when Tom was the only guy around that got the first 12 string guitar. then later they hooked up again Tom and Phil in the Army.we always hung out with each other at our place off base.we always had good clean fun. like one time we knew of a couple who never saw or felt snow. so Tom, Phil,and I,thought it would be funny to roll a huge snow ball. and we rolled it into the house of the couple who never saw it and turned up the heat. and watched it melt.the wife didnt know what to do with it.well we were rolling on the floor and said to get a mop,finely we rolled it out the back door. it was the funnest thing we saw at the time. we will miss him dearly.we havent seen each other in years because we lost contact from the army. take care and god bless. Diana Alfonso
Dear Bak Family,
It has been over 40 years since I had seen Tommy; we grew up together on Dewey Ave. and his Mom was a school crossing guard at Tucker School. I send my sincere condolensces to Tommy's family.
My condolences to the family.I believe I served with Tom in the National Guard in the Pittsfield unit .He was a second Lt. in a Mech Armor unit, probably a graduate of the officer training school.He was very good at his job,and he deserves credit in his obit.