Thomas Lachawiec

Tom had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.  Animals were no exception: he rescued cats and dogs,, even those that needed a great deal of care.  Of course, he was an acquired taste.  Tom’s sarcasm have come from the fact that he grew up with all brothers.  But he could talk to anyone about just about anything.    He was old school as a dad: if you want it you have to earn it.  But his kids knew he’d always be there for them; everything from volunteering at their high schools to helping them move.  Behind the grill he worked magic, but he was most known for his Jewish Apple Cake: a recipe he replicated from his mother. He was a carpenter by trade (never missed a day of work) and kept everything in his home tip top with the possible exception of the plumbing: he knew when to make a call.


At work he’d meet a girl named Debbie.  The secret to 17 years of marriage: happy wife, happy life.  He is survived by his children: TJ, Brittany, and Kaitlyn, siblings; Anthony (Patricia), Stephen (Joanne), and John (Martha) and many nieces and nephews.


Come celebrate 54 years on Friday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 478 Cooper Street, Beverly NJ, where there will be a service at 10:30am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Burlington City Music Department, c/o Dave May, 100 Blue Devil Way, Burlington City NJ 08016.