Thomas E. Slockbower
Vernon NJ - Thomas E. Slockbower, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Paterson to the late Richard J. Slockbower Sr. and Marion (Courter) Slockbower, Thomas was one of thirteen children. He grew up in Paterson before he moved to Vernon. He was employed as the head shipping clerk for Kohl & Madden in Teterboro before he retired. Mr. Slockbower is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy (Mittiago); his sons, Thomas of Yonkers, New York, Timothy of Franklin, and Dominic of Vernon; his daughters, Dorothy and Tammy both of Vernon, April McIntyre of Sparta, and Nina Conklin of Rossville, Georgia; his grandchildren, Victoria, TomTom, Emily, Mason, Maddie, TimTim, Justin, TyTy, Domby, Joey, Lexi, Julia, Kenzie, Mikey, MaeMae, Aiden and Elodie. He was recently predeceased by his brother, Richard J. Slockbower, Jr. on February 20, 2021 and is survived by his brother, William Slockbower of Spartanburg, South Carolina and his sisters, Marion Hancock of Wayne and Janice Eckel of Ringwood.
Thomas E. Slockbower was known by everyone for being a loving husband, dedicated father, amazing grandfather, and a hard working man. Even in the darkest times, his personality and sense of humor never changed. His passions were history, baseball, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a hero, leader and never a follower; which he instilled in all his family members.
Private cremation services have been entrusted to the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank Street (Route 23), Sussex. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Thomas E. Slockbower's memory to Make a Wish Foundation of America, 1702 East Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com