thomas j.brannon
Greece: Monday, March 10, 2008 at age 73. Survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Rebecca Brannon; brother, Patrick (Patricia) Conroy; nieces, Angela (Richard) Schlansker & Melanie Conroy; nephew, Thomas Conroy; several other nieces and nephews; many members of the Rochester and worldwide running community; many friends. Tom is predeceased by his mother, Louise Conroy and niece, Michelle Conroy. Tom past away while enjoying his passion; running. No prior calling. His Memorial Service will be held, Friday 10 A.M. in the Chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049, Syracuse NY 13220 in his memory

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  1. Becky and family,
    Please accept my late but sincere sympathy. Tom was a friend of mine and for over 20 years I ran many races with him. What stands out in my memory of Tom was his friendliness. It was with much sadness that I learned of his passing. May your memories of Tom sustain you in the days to come —
    Everett Crum
    Hilliard, Fl

  2. Becky i am real sorry to here about Tom. I really enjoyed our friendship. You and tom will be in my prayers. I thought the viewing was great. What would we do without computers? You hang in there,please keep in touch your friend always Mark

  3. Becky, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything we can do. Let us know.

  4. Becky,
    Tom and I both send out to you, lots of love and hugs. Our wish to you for some peace and calm to envelope you when you need it.
    Tom and Chris Klein

  5. Dear Family, Friends and Neigbors,

    Your kind thoughts about Tom are greatly appreciated. I am very blessed to have shared his love for 27 years. It is true that in the end its like the blink of
    an eye. Where did the time go???

    It is so important to be kind to your loved ones while you can. So there will
    be few regrets when they are called home to be with our lord.

    As a Christian I am certain that Tom is in heaven now and not in any pain.

    Long may you RUNNNNNNNNN>>>>>

    Love Forever,

  6. Dear Rebecca,
    We have fond memories of chatting with you and Tom at our RE/MAX picnics and parties. I am so sorry for your loss, Tom was a wonderful person. My sympathy goes out to you and your family at this sad time. We will see you Friday at the Memorial Service.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Cathy & Richard

  7. I won’t say good-bye because I know your spirit will always be on the breezes..Tom and I had a great time with you and Becky — it will always be remembered — and cherished. See you around.

  8. Just heard of Tom’s passing at the race yesterday,was so saddened . Such a kind man always positive and encouraging. He will be missed by many.Sincere sympathy to his family, know that we share your loss.
    Gail Wagner

  9. Our deepest sympathies to Becky and the family. We will so miss him at the races. I’m proud to say I ran by his side at one of his last races. He helped push me that day. What a very good man. We wish you all peace in this time. Regards, Boots & Ellen and the Fleet Feet Crew

  10. Rebecca and family, I will have you in my prayers during this difficult time. We’ll all miss seeing Tom running around Town!

  11. Rebecca, I am so glad you sent me the memorial notice for Greece, this April.
    We were in Arizona and missed the notice in the couple of times a week we checked the D & C.
    Thank you for your phone call in response to my note. I’m glad we talked.
    I did check out the memorial site and did enjoy viewing it. What a nice tribute.
    Please convey my symathies to Pat and his family for me. We lost touch over the years.
    Please, do keep in contact.
    Alicia Beckwith & Albert Schultze.

  12. Rebecca,

    I loved Tom, and his stories about riding bike in California. He was a special person. Ironiucaly, I have clients flying in from California that I am working with all day on friday, so I will not be able to attend the service. If you need anything, please call.

    Take care

  13. Rebecca,
    We were so sorry to hear about Tom. We always enjoyed seeing him at races and running with him. He was always fun to talk to and had good advice for runners and about life in general. He was a free spirit who is now a part of nature, always running free..We will remember him always.
    Please accept our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Tom will be greatly missed and is an example for all of us for perservering despite adversity.

    Yours truly,
    Michele and Tom

  14. To Tom’s family, please accept my condolences for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Tom and talking with him at races. He was such a positive person and a class act all the way. I will miss him and expect I will think about him at some point at every race from now on. Here’s to Tom Brannon, a great runner and a great person! Thank you for being such a fine role model to all of us in the Rochester running community.

  15. tom was a fixture at many of the races that I ran ….. always a kind word and a lively passion to talk about running, fitness, clothes, life, etc …. he told me recently that he was very pleased to be back running again …. he always communicated the most positive outlook on running and on life whenever our paths crossed ….

  16. Tom…I can’t believe your not here…running in heaven I’m sure…with other mutual running friends.. Charlie Mc Mullen, Jim Ferris.
    Tom lived a very full life..nut just his runnnig carerr..but his Navy life…and his rock promotions career..Bill Haley and the Comets….etc

    Tom was one of my best running friends….and we like to talk about our running ups and downs…and talk about race times we’d like to have but never do..
    its fun to dream…

    Miss you man….I will think of you when ever I run……..

  17. My GRANDmother Virginia Millar just passed away this month and my heart will never be the same. It has made me think of her life and all her awesome advice, then TOM came to mind. Ive never met my grandfather.
    My grandfather Thomas Millar, now changed to ‘Brannon’ had a whole family that he ran from.
    4kids_ Thomas, Donald, Cheryl-(my mom), and Andrew who my grandmother raised.
    In HONOR of my Grandmother, As her Granddaughter, Im here to announce her place in heaven has been taken. May Tom RIP.

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