Thomas Fenwick
1939 - 2015
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Thomas Fenwick

AGE: 76 • Toms River

Thomas Fenwick, 76, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on November 9, 2015, at Community Medical Center in Toms River. He was born in Paterson, NJ, to Thomas and Elsie (Holbert) Fenwick. Thomas was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1957 thru 1961 aboard the U.S.S. Altair and the U.S.S. Vulcan. He was employed by the Ford Motor Co in Mahwah, NJ; and recently retired as owner of The Peppermint Tree Childcare Center in Toms River.

Thomas is survived by his beloved wife Lynda Mayer Fenwick; his daughter Christibeth Palombo; his sons Scott and Craig Fenwick; and his loving grandchildren: Thomas and Summer Fenwick, Fin Fenwick, and Olivia and Jacob Palombo. Thomas was loved by his family and friends and will be dearly missed by them.

There will be a Memorial Gathering on Sunday, November 15, from 1 to 5 PM, with a Service at 4:30, at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ. Cremation will be private. In place of floral tributes, the family would appreciate donations to the ASPCA, Wounded Warriors, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be made by visiting

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 11, 2015.
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November 5, 2019
One thing that will always stand out about Tom was his sense of humor. Since the early 1950's his presence would light up a room as he entered. I was fortunate to be involved in a close knit group of High School grads that stayed in touch with and benefited from Tom's friendship. Can't wait to meet up with him again in that higher place that we call Heaven.
Bob Chichester
January 26, 2016
Cousin Lynda;
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't say I knew too well, but he seemed
like a good man. I'm sure you and the children will miss him.
Your cousin,
Stephen Spielberg
November 16, 2015
My sincere condolences to Tom's family.
Jim Phippard, USS Altair shipmate.
November 15, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Served with Thomas aboard the USS Altair. I was a QM also, knew him well
H. Wayne Beaty
November 15, 2015
So Sorry For Your Loss
Joseph P Basso
November 15, 2015
My heart goes out to all the Fenwick family. I have had a special place in my heart for them since my kids attended The Peppermint Tree back in the 70-80s. I know that the past few years have been difficult for you, Lyn, but I have never known a family to face such challenges with more strength and love. That closeness and devotion will continue to sustain you now. Much love to you and Christibeth, Scott and Craig and all their families. Just keep all the precious memories close in your heart and mind.
Penny Maroldo
November 15, 2015
Dear Lyn and family,
We wanted to be there today to pay our respects but I'm in the midst of cataract surgery in both eyes which poses some problems. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers and I have been reminiscing about some of our crazy adventures from the "old" days of which Tom played such a large part. The two of you have a lived a full life together with all of your various adventures and you will always have them in your memory book to savor. We will be making a donation to the Wounded Warrior in Tom's name. It is a favorite of ours and we support them fully in their work. Once again, we are with you today in spirit and support and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Love, Anne and Bob
November 14, 2015
On sunny day .....
You will always live in our hearts.
Nan and Karl Knebl
November 12, 2015
So sorry to hear of Shipmate Fenwick passing. Our condolences to the Fenwick family.
USS Altair Shipmates
November 11, 2015
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a wonderful man, husband and dad. H will be missed. Lyn, our prayers are with you and your family.
Libby Carey
November 11, 2015
Dear Lyn and your dear family, We are devastated to lose our dear and longtime friend, Tom. While we are so grateful that his terrible pain and suffering is over, there is a terrible void in the world without him. Memories keep flooding into my mind from our teenage days and all the fun we had together. We are so blessed to have shared that beautiful friendship with you and Tom for all these years, You are in our hearts and prayers and we want you to know we love you and send our deepest sympathy. Love, Jan and Bill
Jan MacDougall
November 11, 2015
Linda sorry to hear about Tom's passing .I'm sure he will be missed.

Mario Rosellini
November 11, 2015
Mac and I are so sorry to hear that your Dad passed. Mac enjoyed swapping Navy stories with him. Hope that your treasured memories will give you comfort as you mourn his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤❤
Peggy MacDonald
November 11, 2015
Dear Lyn and family, We were shocked to hear the news. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Kathie Nunno
November 11, 2015
Our prayers are with you. God bless you. Tom, rest in peace.
Tina & Ron Krisak
November 11, 2015
Dear Lyn and Family,
So sorry for you loss. Tom was such a kind man and I remember the days on the boat when I was little and what fun we all had. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Mel, Bill, Brian, and Michael Strohmeyer
November 11, 2015
Tom will be dearly missed. He was so very kind to us as we took over The Peppermint Tree upon his and Lyn's retirement. We will always remember how he offered assistance not only through answering questions but coming back and helping out year after year to help assure our success. He expressed his friendship through his giving spirit and kind nature. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our friend and for the dear Fenwick family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. All our love, Valerie Frost-Lewis and Scott Lewis
Valerie and Scott Frost-Lewis
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