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Thomas William "Tom" Link


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Thomas William "Tom" Link Obituary
Thomas "Tom" William Link

Williamsburg, VA - Thomas "Tom" William Link, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA following a short illness. He was 88 years old and was preceded in death by his brother Jack Link in 2009.

Tom was born to Michael and Catharine Link on June 27, 1929 in Rahway, NJ. He graduated from St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick, NJ in 1947 where he co-captained the Cardinals football team and played quarterback. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Villanova University in 1951, followed by a Master's in Business Administration from the Newark College of Engineering, now known as the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After serving in the U.S. Army, Tom enjoyed a very successful career, first at American Cyanamid and then at Exxon Corporation, before retiring in 1986.

He met his wife, Constance Anne Carr, in 1950. They were married in 1956, a happy marriage that lasted more than 61 years. They raised their four children in Morristown, NJ and Caracas, Venezuela, where they lived from 1970 to 1973. In 1996, Tom and Connie moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, dividing their time between Williamsburg and the Jersey Shore.

Tom cherished his time with his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Connie; his daughter Elizabeth Dibble of Alexandria, VA; sons Michael (Jeri) of Park Ridge, Illinois; Lawrence (Kristin) of Los Altos, California; and Richard (Therese) of Danville, California. He adored his eight grandchildren and was very much a part of their lives. He loved spending time at the family beach house in Mantoloking, New Jersey, playing golf and bridge, and mastering the daily New York Times crossword puzzle.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Bede's Catholic Church in Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m., to be followed by a reception at St. Bede's Kaplan Hall to remember his life. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to , an organization whose work Tom admired.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 8, 2018
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