Thomas J. HEISLER Sr.
HEISLER - Thomas J., Sr. March 5, 2014 at age 77, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Clarke) Heisler; dearest father of Kim (David) Wlodarczyk, Thomas (Paulette) Heisler, Jr., Karen (Gerald) Ridler, Darren (Charlotte Rolls) Heisler and Renee (Roy Scinta) Heisler; loving grandfather of David, Michael, Ryan, Riley, Alyssa, Kyle and Kodey; dear brother of Shirley (late Daniel) Walkowiak and the late Rita (Howard) Manges and James (Carol) Heisler. Mr. Heisler was a retired member of Local Union #41 I.B.E.W with 55 plus years of service. The family will be present on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6050 Transit Road where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:30 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Martha's Church, 10 French Road in Depew, at 9:15 AM. Friends invited. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or the S.P.C.A. serving Erie County. Please share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com


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Published by Buffalo News on Mar. 7, 2014.
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Dad

It is hard to believe it has been 5 years since you were taken from us. I miss your infectious smile, your kind heart and gentleness. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen
Daughter
March 5, 2019
Hi Dad.
I can't believe you've been gone 5 years. I still think of you and miss you everyday. I miss our casino trips and i play your favorite machines. Never getting the same results as you but I feel your presence sitting there with me.
Love always
Kim
Kim
Daughter
March 4, 2019
Christmas is coming I miss the lites you always put up we all miss you at dinner at Karen,s I hear you getting Ice cream at night,and say Hi Tom pray for you Jackie and Chuck every day,having a Mass for you Dec 22,2018 I know you will be there.










Marge Heisler
Spouse
December 14, 2018
Tom,I pray for you every day think about you always miss you,
Your wife
March 12, 2018
Hi Dad. I can't believe you've been gone 4 years. I miss you everyday. Michael will be getting married this year. I wish you were here with us for his special day. I love you. Kim
March 9, 2018
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil:
for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Dad remembering you today on the 4th anniversary of your death. I am grateful and honored every day to have had you in my life.

Karen

Karen
Daughter
March 5, 2018
Happy Birthday Dad I think of you everyday and miss you so much. I wish I had one more day with you to tell you how much I loved you, but you are knew that.
Karen
Daughter
October 10, 2017
Happy Father's Day Dad!

I have many fond memories of the times we shared as a family, and will cherish them forever. Today is a day to reflect on those days and say "Thank You" for being the best dad a girl could ask for and for the many values you taught me. I am a much better person because of you.

I raise a beer high in the sky and salute you.

Love
Karen
Karen
Daughter
June 18, 2017
Time has pasted but you are not forgotten Love you always Marge
Marge Heisler
April 21, 2017
Dad

Another birthday without you. Hope your day was filled with fishing and beer. I miss you and think of you everyday.

Love

Kim
October 10, 2016
Dad

Happy 80th Birthday. We celebrated your life at a mass & dinner on Saturday for your special day. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Although every day is very difficult without you here, your memories live on in our hearts forever, I wish I could have just 1 more day with you.
I hope you enjoy a beer, brownies, and hugs & kisses on your birthday.

Love Karen
October 10, 2016
Tom missed you on Fathers Day,went to visit you at your grave and prayered for you Jackie John Ma and Pa Love you and miss you
Wife
June 21, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 10, 2016
Dad

On the second anniversary of your death, the pain I feel over loosing you still hasn't gone away. I shed a tear for you everyday.

I miss you my buddy, my pal, my friend. Until we meet again.

Love
Karen
March 9, 2016
Dad. Can't believe you've been gone 2 years. I miss you so very much. I wish you were here to tell me one of your goofy jokes and me smile when I'm having a difficult day. I've had my share of those lately. The family is not the same since you've been gone.
Love you and miss you everyday.
Kim
March 6, 2016
Uncle Tom missing you this Christmas. Life just isn't the same. I wish I could see you one more time to give you the kisses you looked forward to and your hugs that I looked forward to. We won't be playing poker today so I guess we're both going to save money. Miss you bunches.
Debbie Lier
December 25, 2015
Hi Dad. I know you're spending Christmas with Jesus again this year but I'm really missing you down here. Love Kim
December 24, 2015
Belated Birthday Greetings to you Tom from your friends Bev & Cupcake. Hope you are keeping Ron in line for me. Miss You!
Beverly Haist
October 16, 2015
Dad,

I can't believe it has been another birthday without you. I hope you enjoyed a beer, Aunt Carol's brownies, and Aunt Jackie's cookies for your special day.

Thinking on you everyday and wish I could have one more hug.
Karen
October 15, 2015
Happy Birthday Dad. I love you and miss you.

Love Kim
Kim W
October 10, 2015
Tom miss you so much. I am so sad with out you I know you and Jackie are watching over Ryan and all the grandkids
Love you always Marge
August 22, 2015
Remember Me

To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated.

But to the happy, I am at peace.
And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot be seen, but I can he heard.

So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea --- remember me.

As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty -- remember me.

As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity -- remember me.

Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, your memories of the times we loved.

The times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.

For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.

~Anonymous

Dad

Today and everyday I remember you and miss you so very much.

Love your daughter
Karen
August 19, 2015
Hi Dad. Love you and miss you every single day. I enjoy everyone coming to visit everyday. Plenty of butterflies in my flowers and garden.
Kim Wlodarczyk
August 12, 2015
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are with Ron as I miss him as well. Cupcake and I check on Marge so don't worry. Love Bev & Cupcake
Beverly Haist
July 28, 2015
Tom going to John Boggs 3rd Wedding in the park hope it is great wish you could be there ask God for great Blessings for John and Megan she is a great girl very good to Phyllis .Love you and miss you a lot.
Marge,
July 26, 2015
Tom think of you every day and pray for you and Jackie hope you are together.
Marge Heisler
July 22, 2015
Tom,I miss you more today then I did when you went to heaven March 5th 2014.Iam very lonely without you only you know how I hate being alone. see you ,May God bless you forever.Love you Marge
April 11, 2015
Char
March 23, 2015
I just wanted to say I miss you very much. I enjoyed spending time with you at the races and late night fishing.Just hanging out. You were like a Dad I never had.We had some good times and laughs. I know you are not hurting anymore and you up there looking down on all of us,checking on us.Im sure you are up there with your brother and friends enjoying yourself until we all meet again. Love you
Charlotte
March 9, 2015
Debbie Lier
March 6, 2015
I can't believe it has been a year already that you left us. Some days it seems like yesterday and other days like an eternity since I got to hug you. I miss you Uncle Tom---
Love Debbie
Debbie Lier
March 6, 2015
The Gift God Gave Me Was You Dad

I will never say goodbye to you my Father, because I know this is not the end for us to see each other.

You will only be going to a place where there's no pain nor suffering.
I am happy for you, for you will be with God.

For now we need to go our separate ways. I remember how your arms held me and gave me strength. You were always there to listen, love, and defend me in everything. You were my very best friend.

In my triumphs you were always proud.
I'm very grateful and proud to call you my dad.

Here deep inside my heart, you'll always be. I would give up everything I have just to HUG you one more time.

I remember the last time I held your hand and how you looked at me in the eyes, and said "Thank You" for taking care of me. No thanks was ever needed. I knew how you felt. If only I could turn back the time I would never let you go.

I felt the world stop on March 5, and my heart stop beating when I heard you take your last breath and I knew you were gone...
How I wish I was only dreaming.

Just like the rain; tears fell down my eyes, I couldn't speak for a while.

Thank You Dad...
For ALWAYS understanding, listening, caring, and loving me your whole life.

The greatest gift God game me was YOU... my Dad...

It was difficult to let you go but I had to...

I must return the gift God gave me...

Till then;

See you in Heaven

Love your daughter Karen
March 5, 2015
Thank you for writing in Toms,guest book. We all love you Tom and miss you forever.Love you Marge
February 28, 2015
A thousand times we needed you
A thousand times we cried
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died
A heart of gold stopped beating
two twinkling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove he only took the best
never a day goes by that you're not in my heart and soul.

I miss you very much Dad.

Love Kim
February 27, 2015
Soon it will be a year. When someone dies you don't get over your grief by forgetting. You get through your grief by remembering. You were a dear friend and will not be forgotten.

Love Bev Haist & Family
Beverly Haist
February 27, 2015
God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered,
"Come to Me"

With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.

A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.


To the best father a child could ever ask for. You were truly one of a kind.

Love
Karen
February 26, 2015
Hi Dad. The most beautiful butterfly has visited me all week. Of course I know its you as it is your birthday. No one forgot. We will all be together to celebrate you, you life, and your birthday. I look forward to your next visit.I miss and love you very much. Happy Birthday. Love Kim
October 10, 2014
Dad,

Happy Birthday. It is hard to believe you have been gone 7 months now. On March 5th, our lives were changed forever. You were truly a wonderful man. I miss you everyday. Thank you for being the selfless, caring man you were. Always putting your family first, and never asking for anything in return. I was honored to have you as my father. I hope you are enjoying a beer in heaven.

Love
Karen
October 10, 2014
Dad

Our first Heisler Family Reunion was held last weekend without you. You always wanted to be the first to arrive and the last to leave. There is not a day that goes by that we don't miss you, but the reunion was especially difficult. You were MISSED by all. Cousin David came in from Florida and was deeply saddened by your passing. We talked about all the good times, especially Aunt Carol's delicious brownies. We know she is filling up shoe boxes of brownies for you in heaven.
You are forever in our hearts today and always.
Karen
August 14, 2014
They say time heals- I don't know who ever said that but I don't agree. Sometimes time only make the memories hurt more because you know there will never be any new ones. Uncle Tom had a special way with me- when I was younger he always called me slim even though I never was. I remember the conversations about Dolly Parton and how he wished she would drop out of the sky into his backyard. As he got older I got to know him more during the times I visited and when we all got together to play poker I learned he wasn't as quiet as I thought- and he was actually quite funny at times. He always looked for his kiss and hug when I saw him- I miss those times. Much love Debbie
Debbie Harding Lier
July 28, 2014
Sometime has passed since you have left us but I wanted to share some things that have meant a lot to us. First of all you are missed as a traveling and casino buddy. We always had fun whether we won or lost or where we went-we remember those times in our hearts and minds. You were and are very loved for the man you were. I remember when you and Marge were first married and you lived upstairs from ma- you were very shy- one day you came downstairs to ask ma if she would sew a button on your shirt and you had it hidden behind your back because you were afraid to ask. Ma loved you very much, she called you steppin fetches because you always did everything slow and deliberate- but you were always very good to her. You have left a lot of memories behind for us to remember and cherish. You are sadly missed, you left us way to soon. Much love, Chuck and Jackie
Chuck and Jackie Harding
July 28, 2014
Aunt Marge and family, I am deeply saddened by uncle Tommy's loss but I have such wondeerful memories when he would come oveer on Sundays and bring yhe kids to play and how much he loved moms brownies.I miss them all so much but take solice in knowing they are all in heaven together and we will see them again. Much love Patty, Pete, Sarah and Kevin
Patty Belden
March 20, 2014
Renee Heisler
March 18, 2014
Dad. I will miss our casino trips and hockey talks. Thank you for being a wonderful dad and always taking care of all 5 of us. Your loving daughter KIM
March 15, 2014
Jim and Shirley,
My little cousin is gone. So are the old days on Erb. My best wishes and condolences to you and your families.
Paul Pumm
Paul Pumm
March 14, 2014
Tom,I love,I did everything I could to help your pain,you are know with the Lord will see you soon.God gave us great Kids.
Love always Marge
March 12, 2014
Dad

I will see you again. This is not where it ends. I will carry you with me until I see you again
Karen
March 11, 2014
Dad

I will see you again. This is not where it ends. I will carry you with me until I see you again.
Karen
March 11, 2014
Paulette & Tom; sorry for your loss, may God bless you and your family--Mike & Lin Kolb
March 10, 2014
Dear Marge & Family
You and your family did a wonderful job taking care of Tom. You can take comfort in knowing you did such a nice job providing his care and enabling him to stay at home over the last months. Tom was a great friend and will be missed. With Love & Friendship.
Beverly Haist
March 10, 2014
Sorry for your loss.My prayers are for you and your family.
Ed
March 10, 2014
Paulette & Tom..So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family. I think of you more than you know...feel free to contact me when things settle down.
Sue (Wiatrowski) Kepple
March 8, 2014
Paulette & Tom...So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family. I think of you a lot more than you know.
March 8, 2014
Margie.....we are so sorry to learn about Tom. Whenever we talk about the old neighborhood, memories of him are always included. Such a nice guy. Prayers.
Buzz and Chris Lina
March 7, 2014
Renee and Family
So very sorry to hear about your Dad,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,he would always take the time to stop and talk when we were out for a walk.
Bob & Cheryl Mayle
March 7, 2014
AUNT MARGE AND FAMILY
OUR GOOD TIMES AND ALL THE LAUGHTER WITH UNCLE TOM WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.
MARY AND JIMMY BRISTOW
March 7, 2014
Tommy will be missed. He was truly one of the good guys!
Florence Hartel
March 7, 2014
With Sincere Sympathy from the The Tropical Fish Club of Erie County
Randy Seufert
March 7, 2014
Dear Marge and family; I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I know he was the love of your life for so many years. I'm sure we will all be reunited in heaven some day.
John Halas
March 7, 2014
Heisler Family, I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Tom's(what I always called him) passing! I will always remember his loud whistle at dinner time! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Michele Tryjankowski (Cavallaro)
March 7, 2014
Marge and family, sorry to hear about Tom. He was an inspiration to me while growing up. He was a great man and will always be in my thoughts. I share your sorrow!
John Weigel
March 7, 2014
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March 7, 2014