Thomas A. Monk

thomas monk

October 6, 1947 ~ February 3, 2023

Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Rochester, New York

Thomas A. Monk

Friday, February 3, 2023 peacefully surrounded by his wife and two daughters at age 75 went home to be with his parents, Alfred and Jean Monk.  He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia A. Monk; loving daughters, Leslie (Aaron) Allen and Jessica (Joe) DiBattisto; grandchildren, Carson, Peyton, Madison and Mason; sister, Bonnie Jansen; brother-in-law, Jim (Sue) Mortillaro; dear friend, Scott Helfer; nieces, nephews.

Tom was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served our Country during the Vietnam War where he was awarded three purple hearts for his valor.  He loved his dog, Gizmo; enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, especially to Aruba.  He loved sunshine, good music and ice cold beer.  He was a devoted husband, father and papa and will be deeply missed.

The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to U of R Hospice Care, Melissa, Josh, Joann and Elaine; his private nurses, Laurie and Jess; Michelle Lezo and team of caregivers for the compassion and care given to Tom.

Tom’s Military Honor’s service will be celebrated Thursday, February 9th 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans ( or American Cancer Society ( in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Service: February 9, 2023 2:00 pm

Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. Dear Pat, Leslie and Jessica,
    I am so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. It does not surprise me that he hung on as long as he did, he did not want to leave such strong women. I will be thinking of you all with love in the coming days and months. Tom was a pistol and I have tons of good memories! 💝💝💝💔 Please take care, Maria

  2. Chuck Fantanza,

    So sorry to hear this news. I worked with Tom at Kodak,he was one of the good guys.Rest in Peace my friend.

  3. Jess, Les and Mama Monk- Thinking of you all during this time. He was definitely one of a kind and always made me laugh growing up. I’m so glad you could be with him and showered him with so much love until the end. Xoxo love and prayers.

  4. So sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Tom as such a helpful neighbor. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. To Pat & Family,So sorry to hear that Tom has passed.I was glad I was able to speak to him a short time ago..we enjoyed many good times in our years at Kodak.My Apartment and others!Keeping you all in our thoughts .Chris &Peggy Hackshaw

  6. Jessica and family I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May the peace passes all understanding be with you and your family I leave you with scripture 2 ndCorinthians 1:3-4

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