Hi honey, it's been over 2 years now and I still miss you so much. My love for you will always be. Life as I knew it will never be the same. I know I have to learn to except it because I have no other choice. God however did bless me with a wonderful man in my life and I'm very thankful for that although I don't think long enough but we are never promised how long we will be here. You are in such a better place and each day is one day closer to you and then I will finally be home.
It seems so crazy that today is 2 years since you left us. The wounds are so fresh yet that it feels like just yesterday since we said our goodbye's. Not one day goes by that I don't think of you and wonder/worry how you are. Everyday I try to make sense of why God had to take you so soon. I have to constantly remind myself that you are needed more in heaven than here on this earth. However, it still doesn't make it any easier. I love you so much and look forward to the day when we next meet again. Love Always, your little girl.
Happy New Year honey. I love you with all my heart.
For some reason honey my message wasn't posted I sent you on christmas. I love you everyday. Making new memories. Christmas isn't the same. I go and see all the kids and down to where we buried you. I know your not there your in Heaven. Thank God. Till next time I love you.
Happy Thanksgiving honey you enjoy your feast with all our loved ones. I love you and miss you honey.
Happy Anniversary honey 28 years ago today we said I do. You made my life complete that day. Today my heart aches for you and all your little ways but to me they were big. I love you today and forever.
Happy Fathers Day you are missed so much not only by me but by all your children and by so many more. I love you so much!.
Good evening honey. I hardly can't believe its been 1 year since you have gone and taken my heart with you. I love you so much and each day I get up and put one foot in front of the other and just keep on going. I hope I can help someone that is in pain and suffering and help them to realize that they need God in their life. I will join you one day when the good Lord is ready for me and hope the kids will rest assure that is where I want to be is in heaven with you while waiting for them when they are called home. I love you and miss you every day until next time enjoy your life you deserve it.
Merry Christmas my love. This I think was the hardest holiday so far. I love you so much and miss you so deeply. I miss you holding me, your loving kisses and tender touches. I miss your strong shoulders to cry on. I know you had a better day in heaven then me. I'm trying to go on and make new memories because life does go on but it is not the same and never will be again just new memories that can be good but not as good. I love you so much till next time. If you want you can come into my dreams and talk to me and hold me I will be waiting for you.
Happy Birthday honey. I love you and miss you.
Happy Thanksgiving honey! I remember last year at Thanksgiving you were still with us. You will still be with us today in our hearts and in our minds. Your feast today will be much better and what better way than with God and family in Heaven. I love you and miss you every day!
Happy Anniversary Honey. 27 years ago today I married my best friend, the love of my life. I miss you and love you so much. I miss all the little things you would go out of your way to do for me and never once complained or act like I was a bother. As I told people if I had the chance to have you back the selfish side would say yes but the one that loves you so much would say stay where you are because Heaven is a better place and I will see you again one day. I love you and Happy Anniversary.
Happy Fathers Day Dad! Since you went to heaven dad it's been very hard without you! I can't fathom that i won't get to talk to you or see you on earth and that's really difficult for me to fathom! Today is very hard not having you with us. We usually would be on our way back from our yearly camping trip to Knoebles and this year I just couldn't go there knowing you won't be there to camp with us. It's just to hard and not the same without you there! I thank god everyday for blessing me with such a wonderful dad and wish you were still here but I will always cherish the memories! You will have special place in my heart caused you raised me & loved me and you didn't have to but you did and you never made me feel any different than your daughter and for that I will always be grateful! I love you dad & miss you so much! Rusty & dani miss you terribly and always says that you are the best grandpa. Life won't be the same without you but I know you aren't suffering anymore and that helps me with knowing my dad isn't here anymore. I know I will always have a guardian angel looking over me.
Happy Father's Day dear one of the first Father's Day without you. One of the first many went through Easter, Memorial Day and now today. You are so missed everyday. You touched so many lives in so many ways it just seems impossible that we will never see you again on this side of heaven. I love you so much I hope one day there will be a cure for that nasty cancer that no one will ever have to hear that word again and if so that it will be spoken in words there is a cure for it. I pray God will answer that prayer. I love you and miss you until we speak again your loving wife Shirley
Hello Dear, we just got back from Disney we had a good time you would of loved the resort it was beautiful! I wished you could be here with me I know you are in spirit. Hopefully I will be in our home soon were I need to start a new me whatever that is because without you I'm not complete. Keep a spot there beside you in heaven I will be coming someday. I love you and miss you everyday!
Dear I just wanted to tell you I love you so much and miss you. There is so many changes going on and I hope you think I'm making the right ones. I do ask God to help me. I am not good with changes. You are not here to help me get through everything so its just me and God and I know your watching over me. I love you and can't wait till God calls me home to be with you also.
Happy Easter honey I love you very much and miss you so much each and everyday.
To Shirley & family, We only knew him thru our best friends and his sister Anita & Ron Bortner. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You have our sympathy. Ed & Louise Lookenbill, Hanover, PA
shirley and family our prayers and thoughts go out to each one of yous from the Erb family donna cromer margaret warner phyllis klinefelter barb klinefelter
Shirley, Jan, Trisha, Tommy & Curtis - I love you all so very much. You have always been more than just my family, you've been a big part of my life, we all grew up together it seems. My heart aches for you and with you. Please remember that I am always here for all of you.
Uncle Tom, you were my uncle by title only, your presence in my life was more like having a big brother. I will forever & always love & miss you. You were an awesome man & I feel so very blessed to have been able to share in your short time here on earth. Family to you was never about being related by blood or by marriage, for you just had a way of making all those you met feel like part of your family. Life here will go on, but surely will not ever quite be the same. Until we meet again.
Love you always,
SHIRLEY, TRISH & FAMILY,
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. TOM WAS A GREAT GUY! YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.
may the lord be with you and your family.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
man what a loss we had fun jammin and throwin down some long necks in our time love you guys brad from sundance band
We are very sorry for you and your Family. You are in our Love,Prayers,& Thoughts today&always,God Bless Yous,The Kempers.
My prayers go out to this family. I haven`t seen Tommy since 1966. My sister and I along with our mother lived right above you back the Two Taverns Road. I remember riding in Carl`s big black car out to the end of the dirt road to wait for the school bus and of course playing in the corn fields all around the house. I never knew what happened you any of you....
Linda Townsend Sterner
Tom you will missed as well as your music and singing.
But I bet you are in heaven playing your guitar and singing to God and his angels. Ruby
Tom we will miss you, and the music and the songs you sang. But you know what? I bet you are singing and playing for God and his angels.
Rest easy Uncle Tom. Gone but never forgotten
Shirley i'm so sorry for you loss of your husband ,father and grandpa. this is Chrissy's mother. i would come to the viewing or funeral but i was at the doctors being very sick right now. remeber all the good times .they can out rule the bad ones. he'll always be with you no matter what and one day you be with him again by his side. take care and god bless.
Dear Sidenstricker Family. Our prayers are with all of you. Tom will be missed by all of us. He is now resting with our Eternal Father. God bless all of you.
Dear Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. You are in my prayers.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
I will always keep the canlde lit 4 you uncle Tom!!! I have so many good memories and will always hold them close 2 my heart... Now you have become n angel that will never feel anymore pain and 2 watch over Shirley n your kids!!! I love you so much God Bless
Prayers to the entire family.. So many great memories of a great man. These memories will be carried on by family and friends until one day we are all together again... You will also be missed by so many until that day...
Aunt Shirley and kids, I'm yearly sorry for your loss. God has a precious new angel with him. All of you are in my prayers. Sending my love your way. Chrissy
Iam sorry for the loss of your husband and your Dad
I'm sorry for your loss Shirley& family. May GOD and the angels be with Tom in heaven. Let family& friends comfort you during your time of grieving.
To the Family: Our hearts are touched at the loss of one so dear. May your memories comfort you and keep your loved one near.
I am truely sorry for the loss of your husband,and loving father .. your family will be in my prayers.
Shirley and family. Am so sorry to hear about Tommy's passing.
Know that we are praying for you all and as time goes on that the pain will ease and you will remember the happy and good times.
Our deepest sympathy!
Cousin Gladys and Carson Hughes
All of our love to the Sidenstricker family...will always remember that southern twang...that great big smile and that laugh...continue to sing your song Tom...until we meet again...<3
To Jan and her family, we're so sorry to get this news. Just know he is so at peace now,no more suffering. You all are in our thoughts and prayers; remember the "special" times to get thru this sadness and when you laugh while remembering......he'll be winking and remembering too. May GOD bless you and keep you in HIS care always.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Shirley, my prayers and sympathy are with you through this sad time
Tommy, know that I'm sure your dad was very proud of you. You are a great son, father and "other 1/2" :-)
Curtis, I'm sure your dad was proud of you also and you've made him laugh just as you have so many of us
Cry when you need to cry ask for hugs when you need them most.
In loving memories of a wonderful person. I have so many great memories of Tom even though it has been years and years since I have seen him. My heart goes out to his wife Shirley and family and friends.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Shirley,I'm so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man.He will forever live in your heart.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Jan and Family,
There's one thing that immediately comes to mind about your Dad and was unmistakable. That LAUGH of his!
May you find some solace as you remember those precious memories.
You're in my thoughts and prayers with my sincerest sympathies.