for Tom, a bike on the road was worth two in the shed. There was no place that he’d rather be than on his motorcycle. If asked why a dog sticks his head out of a car window, he would know the answer. He attended numerous local bike runs, Laconia Bike Week, Thunder in the Valley and was always up for just taking a ride. But his passion wasn’t limited to just two wheels: his garage was never complete without a truck, preferable raised. Always proud of his mechanic’s manicure, he inherited his knowledge of diesel engines from his grandfather. He used those skills during the many years he worked as a mechanic for Brennan Transportation, but he had also been a truck driver and owner/operator there. Most recently he had worked for Easter Lift in Maple Shade.
Tom is survived by his children: Thomas, III (Claudia) of NY, Michael of Mt. Laurel, Heather Spano (James) of FL and Mark (Jillian Oman) of Delanco, his brother, Joseph (Karen) of Deptford, his nephews: John and Joe, niece, Karen and his close friend, Bob Malecki.
Come celebrate Tom’s 55 motoring years (Jan. 22, 1958-Dec. 17, 2013) Saturday from 10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at noon. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan Hospice 3 Eves Dr., Suite 300 Marlton, NJ 08053. –