Thomas W. Waters

thomas w. waters
GREECE: Thursday, September 6, 2007 at age 84. He is predeceased by his daughter, Mary Ann Waters. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Norma(Laragy)Waters; sons, Thomas Waters,Jr. & Joseph Waters; daughter and son-in-law, Jane & Martin Herrmann; granddaughter, Bridget Herrmann; grandsons, Patrick & Shawn Herrmann. He was a WWII veteran, serving in both theatres, a 44 year employee of Delco Products as the Superintendent of Quality Control and Civic & Industrial Consultant. Thomas was very active in his church and community and was a proud graduate of both Aquinas Institute and RIT. The family would like to thank all of their caring friends. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 9:30AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 West Ridge Road. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Dear Norma, Tommy, Jane and Joey,

    One of the most touching exchanges I ever witnessed between 2 men, was the last time these 2 saw each other. Norma brought Tom over to see Dad, and you could tell that they both knew it was close to Dad’s time. They visited for about an hour, with some long stretches of silence — not uncomfortable quiet — in between their small talk. When Tom stood to leave, he said, ‘Well, my friend, I guess this is goodbye for now.’ Dad’s response was, ‘Brother, I’ll see you on the other side.’ Then they gave each other a big bear hug.

    Dad went to bed that afternoon. He didn’t get up again to sit in the living to chat with Mom or us kids, or the neighbors who regularly stopped by to see how he was doing. And he died about 48 hours later.

    I guess we should be happy that they are together again. 75 years of friendship, and I don’t think there was ever a harsh word between them. That’s some kind of lucky. — I’m sure Dad was there to help him to the other side.

    Any time I feel sad or low, I will think of the 2 of them — LAUGHING! — as they always did when they were together.

    God bless you, and thank you for sharing Tom with the Stantons for all of these years. — I love you all and cherish the memories of all the good times we had.

    Kathy Stanton

  2. I am the grandaughter of June Auer in Keene NY. She has asked me to express our condolences from June and the rest of the Auer family.

  3. My best wishes to your family.. I had the pleasure to work for Tommy at Delco for years, he was a great person to work for and know
    My sincere condolences

    Doug Howles

  4. My deepest sympathies to the Waters family in your loss. My early days at Delco were influenced by Tom, and I look back at those times as being the best at 1555 Lyell. May your family have many cherished memories of his fruitful life, as you get through this difficult time.

  5. To Norma Waters and famlily. Helen and I worked with Thomas for many years at Delco. We will remember his kindness and will always treasure his friendship. Our hope is that you find peace in our Lord during this difficult time. May your faith keep you strong and the bonds of family and friends help to keep your spirits up.

  6. Tommy was my inspiration to do the best job I could ever do, no matter what the task. He was one of the best mentors I’ve had in my life. I will always remember him as a great teacher and friend. You have my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.


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