Thomas Joseph Wickman
GLENMONT-Thomas Joseph Wickman, 85, entered into life eternal on Dec. 25, 2011.
Born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Woodside; he was predeceased by his parents, William Augustus Wickman and Teresa Keogh Wickman, by his brother Daniel Martin Wickman and by his wife, Anne Tully Wickman.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine and his much-loved daughters: Caroline, Teresa (Stanley) Stoklosa, Mary (Christopher) Garrison, Lisa (Richard, Jr.) Manzer and Eva (John) Soones; by his cherished granddaughters: CarolAnne Manzer, Olivia Garrison, and Isabella Soones; and by his very dear friends, Karen Roberts and Alfred Cooley.
Tom was a scholarship student at Brooklyn Technical High School, earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree at Manhattan College, and his Master of Civil and Structural Engineering degree at The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He qualified as a Certified Professional Engineer in 1956.
At the start of his career, Tom assisted in the design of bridge structures under David B. Steinman. He served as City Engineer for Kingston for 18 years. As a private Engineering Consultant, he designed many bridges and highways in Ulster County.
In 1944, Tom proudly volunteered to serve his country in the Army Air Corps as an Officer Cadet and loved telling stories of his time in the Military. Tom was well known for his delightful sense of humor and his love of telling jokes and stories. He was a World War II buff, loved anything to do with planes and flying and was always happy to report on his 31 trips to England. He passed on his love for horses and dogs to his entire family.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to The Stratton Veterans Administration and the NE Assoc. for the Blind at Albany for their wonderful support and kindness.
There will be a gathering of all friends and family at Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m., and a memorial service at the Episcopal Cathedral of All Saints, South Swan Street, Albany, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cathedral of All Saints or the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S. Pearl Street, Albany, 12202. For on line condolences, please visit http://www.danielkeenan funeralhome.com
Published in The Daily Freeman on December 29, 2011
Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1951.
May He Rest In Peace.
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC1951 RIP]
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