Thomas M. "Tom" Bedore, age 58, Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at The Heritage Hospice in Appleton. Tom was born on June 15, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, son of John and Dolores (Boerstal) Bedore. Growing up in Wisconsin, he learned to love bird hunting, fishing, and camping at an early age and was passionate about them his entire life. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Tom had a very successful career as an on-air radio personality (his air name was Tom Collins) in Wisconsin, New York, and California, with the highlight being his many years on the "Tom and Jerry Show," KSO, Des Moines, Iowa. He also did voice work and field producing of radio and TV commercials.
Tom is survived by his parents, John and Dolores, Appleton; three brothers, John Jr. (Sue Swamer) Bedore, Timothy (Karen) Bedore, and James (Carrie) Bedore; and a nephew, Ben, and nieces, Annie and Claire.
A memorial mass for Tom will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends may call on Saturday at church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom's name may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memorial Contributions, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN, 38120. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the caregivers with ThedaCare Hospice for your loving and good-humored care. Tom loved you all.
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Published by Appleton Post-Crescent on Nov. 29, 2011.