Thomas Richard, Sr., was born in Englewood, New Jersey on December 6, 1929. He was a resident of Paramus, NJ for 58 years. Thomas passed this life on May 6, 2013.
He married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Romano and enjoyed 61 years of marriage. Tom was an Army
veteran and worked in Telecommunications for 37 years. Together Tom and Gladys raised three children, Thomas Jr., Barbara and William. He retired at 57 and happily worked at two golf courses, which was his passion.
Tom is survived by his children, his much loved daughters in law, Charlene and Janet, and his son-in-law, Tim Marney. He and Gladys are fortunate to have six beautiful grandchildren, Krista, Lauren, Ryan, Zachary, Danielle and Nicole. Tom's brother, Bob and wife Jeanine, were a daily part of his life. While Tom will be missed by his family and friends, his strong spirit remains with us all.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 2 -4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113-S Farview Ave., Paramus. Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM from the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Washington Township. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Donations in his honor may be sent to The Villa Marie Claire Hospice at
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