Thomas L. Dyal, Jr.
Eagle Bay - Thomas L. Dyal, Jr., age 62, of Eagle Bay, NY formerly of LaGrangeville, NY, passed on December 21, 2017 at the Westchester Medical Center, after a prolonged illness.
He was born October 26, 1955 in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina to Thomas L. and Jane (Nebergall) Dyal, Sr., also of LaGrangeville.
A 1973 graduate of Arlington High School, he married his high school sweetheart Deborah Smith on August 9, 1975.
Tom started his 47 year long career in the industrial gas and welding industry at age 15 working for his father's company Cryo Dyne Corp in Poughkeepsie. In 1993 Tom and Debbie began Cryo Weld Corp with an old pick up and few cylinders, and grew it into two locations with a fleet of trucks serving the Hudson Valley Region. A true family business, Tom eventually turned Cryo Weld over to his children.
Tom's lifelong passion for machinery and the outdoors led him and his family to the Old Forge area of the Adirondacks where they spent their time snowmobiling and boating. He recently retired and became a full time resident of Eagle Bay, NY.
Tom was predeceased by is only son Thomas L. Dyal, III on December 13, 2013. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Rebecca (Nicholas) Centorani of Wappingers Falls and Michelle Dyal of Hyde Park, along with his three granddaughters Bailey, Julia, and Hannah Centorani of Wappingers Falls. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his siblings Lisa (Richard) Farmer of Troutville, VA, Gary (Ann) Dyal of Rhinebeck, Sandra O'Connor of Westfield, MA, Catherine Oswald of Hyde Park, Christopher Dyal of Albany, David (Cynthia) Dyal of Red Hook, Andrew (Melissa) Dyal of LaGrangeville. He also leaves many well-loved nieces and nephews.
Tom also leaves behind his lifelong neighborhood friends "The Barmore Rd Brawling Bastards" with whom he enjoyed decades of Turkey Bowl, Tug of War, and Wiffle Ball, as well as his amigo and right hand man, Sergio Lavariega.
Tom's tremendous passion for making life fun will be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. Not bad for an enigma.
The family is extremely grateful to the Westchester Medical Center MICU for their compassionate and loving care of Tom these few weeks, especially the nursing staff.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception Church, 15 North Avenue in Millbrook.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Tom's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. To send a personal condolence, please visit our website at www.StraubCatalanoHalvey.com