Thomas (Tom) Gospodinoff
It is with great sadness the family of Tom Gospodinoff announce his passing at Stamford Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the most kind and gentle-hearted man who cared deeply and enriched the lives of so many. He was a most devoted and loving husband to Brigitte; father to daughter Carissa (Bob); son Nikolas (Kathryn); grandfather to Max and Niko; brother to four sisters, Bunny, Mary, Nancy and Carol and friend to everyone he met. He was predeceased by his parents, Din and Kathleen Gospodinoff.
Tom was a life-long resident of Greenwich. He had a wonderful childhood growing up with dozens of cousins and several friends who gathered together for birthdays, holidays and any-time occasions. Having lots of freedom and rarely supervised, they loved to build forts in the backyard woods, creating teams (girls against boys), swimming in a neighbor's pool and always chowing down on the scrumptious food that the loving adults would prepare. Even as adults, the tradition of family parties continued with many barbecues and the very popular pig roasts.
Tom graduated from Greenwich High School in 1972, and SUNY Farmingdale in 1976, majoring in horticulture. He worked from the age of 12 until present as President of Greenwich Landscape, Inc. started together by his father and Grandfather in 1946. He carried on the legacy by continuing the family landscape business and was loved and respected by his employees and long-time customers.
He was passionate in restoring his father's 1942 Army jeep and more recently, with the restoration of a military Dodge M37. He was often seen riding through town in the jeep with the top down, delighting friends and family with rides and engaging in friendly chats at the beach with passersby.
Tom's impact will forever be felt by his family and friends who dearly love him and who will miss him terribly.
The family wish to thank Dr. Lo and the outstanding staff at Stamford Hospital, most especially the sixth floor Nurses and staff.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held from 1-5 on Saturday, August 28th at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Rd. No. 3, Greenwich.
Published by Greenwich Time on Aug. 21, 2021.