Thomas W. Coglianese


Thomas William Coglianese, 62, of Westminster, died Monday, June 18, 2012, after a 14-year battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Lynch Coglianese. He was the husband of Terrie Stevens Coglianese, who he married in 1977.

He was of the Christian faith, which helped him with his battle with cancer.

He grew up in Mount Greenwood, on the south side of Chicago with his parents, four brothers and sister. He and his wife enjoyed many years in Huntington, W.Va., before moving to Westminster in 1992.

He worked for CSX Transportation for 32 years. During his career he managed and worked on many major train derailments, including the Howard Street Tunnel fire in Baltimore in July 2001. In 2004, he received the CSX Award of Excellence. He retired as mechanical superintendent of the Baltimore Division in August 2010.

He enjoyed automobiles and auto racing. He was a lifelong fan of baseball and trains.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Thomas J. Coglianese and fiancee Patricia Clayton; daughters and spouses Billi Lynn and Gerry Gore, Kelly and Joseph Creed, and Renee and Timothy Rogers; brothers and spouses Joseph and Juzefa Coglianese, John and Theresa Coglianese, and Anthony and Mary Coglianese; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Jerry Hoeh; a sister-in-law, Eileen Coglianese; grandchildren, Jay, Nick, and Karigan Gore, Preston and Brooks Creed, Sophia and Savannah Rogers, and Kelsey Clayton; in-laws Bill and Verna Stevens; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Lt. Edmond Coglianese, who died in 1986.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service, 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. Mickey Creed officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation at

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 22, 2012
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