Thomas Robert Weschler

Mystic, Connecticut

Dec 21, 1917 – Apr 3, 2016 (Age 98)


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Thomas Robert Weschler, Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (retired), died peacefully on April 3, 2016, in Mystic, Connecticut. His full and well-lived life included a distinguished naval career, a loving marriage of 66 years to Katrina Quinn Weschler, a lifelong dedication to his large family and numerous...

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Karen and I are deeply moved and express out thoughts and prayers. I was the Admiral's writer when he had command of CRUDESLANT in Newport, RI, just prior to the move to Norfolk. He and Trina was the most gracious people that we knew and who could ever remember how he was like a "school kid" when our oldest daughter was born at the Naval Hosp Newport. The Admiral was a role model, leader, and academia for professional and personal development.
Admiral Tom and Trina, RIP. ...

We are sending along our prayers to the family and friends of Thomas Weschler. We were introducted to the Tall Ship project in Rhode Island and aware of all that Thomas had done to see it through. We are honored to provide support for that which he was the founder for and hope to help again in his memory.

It is with feeling of loss that the ships crew of the Destroyer USS Clarence K Bronson DD-668 learned of the passing of our former Skipper VADM Thomas Weschler. When he came aboard in 1952 for the Change of Command before sailing for Korea, we looked at each other and said there will be change now. All the changes were for the good and the crew was pleased with his command. His command was a credit to the Navel Academy and to his family heritage. A man of GOD who lived it that way. May the...

It is sad to see another member of the class of 1939 has gone. I have just found one of his notes to his classmate- my father - Hubert T Murphy, who died in February of 2013 -
As he suggested I am "taking the watch" for my dad - can be reached at [email protected]
"Murph" saved everything and has many class of 1939 memories in paper form....
Our best wishes to your family

How saddened I am to hear of the passing of your Dad. Those fortunate enough to have touched shoulders with your dad have been truly blessed.
May God hold you and the entire Weschler, Quinn and Dwyer families in the palm of His hand during this time of profound sadness and loss.May tears shed today turn into smiles remembering the good times shared.May your dad rest in peace back in the arms of your mother.

When I think of enthusiasm or drive, of passion and of commitment, I think of Tom Wechsler. He will be missed. I was a Lcdr. newly assigned to teach at the Naval War College when Tom arrived. He told his class that he recognized that the War College was more relaxed than duty aboard ship so they could call him by his first name, Admiral!
Tom brought joy and excitement to everything he touched. He was a leader.
May you find smooth seas and peace Tom.

Condolences to the family of a great naval officer and person. My father Captain J.R. Tenanty [class of 39|served with him on the CANBERRA and their paths crossed many times. What a great family. KEEP those TALL SHIPS sailing Tom.

From a long time friend and true admirer, "Smooth sailing!" and many thanks for some memorable times together. Doug.
Vice Admiral Douglas Plate, USN (ret.)

I would like to extend sincere sympathy upon the loss of Admiral Weschler.
He was truly a great person. He did so much in life.
He was always friendly and greeted everyone with a smile and a pleasant greeting.
He will be missed by all the people whose lives he touched