Age 78, died peacefully in Horseheads, NY on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Thomas was predeceased by his parents Harold and Jessie. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Ann, his daughter Lisa (Howie) Evertts and sons, David (Annie) and John (Katie) Wilcox; grandchildren Michele (Donovan) Hamilton, Eric (Angela) Jaynes, and Leah (Mike) Champion; great grandchildren, Tyler, Ellie, Chase and Michael Thomas; brother Doug, special sister-in-law Karen (Bill) Dovey; and many cousins and beloved friends. Tom was a great man known for his work ethic, sense of humor and jokes. He proudly worked for 38 years for Schweizer Aircraft as plant manager. He also was a devoted member and Captain of the Elmira Heights Fire Department. Tom especially enjoyed being Grandpa, a job he took extreme pride in! He enjoyed working around his yard, hunting, fishing, playing cards at the fire department, his family, and spending time at Seneca Lake. He courageously battled Alzheimer's Disease which took many of his memories, but could never steal his personality or spirit. The family is especially grateful for the loving care given to him by the nursing staff of the Colonial Ridge wing at Elcor Retirement Communities. At his request, there will not be funeral services. A private family burial will take place at the family's convenience. Those wishing may remember Tom with a donation to the Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood Ave, Elmira Heights, NY 14903.