Thomas Michael Weed passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 after an extended illness. Born in Auburn, NY to Charles Sr. and Dorothy Jenkins Weed, he was a life resident. Tom was a member of St. Mary and Martha Parish.
Surviving are his three children, his pride and joy, whom he loved so much; Michael (Kristin), Amelia, and Adisen, and a grandson, his namesake, Thomas; all of Auburn. Tom is also survived by a brother, Gary, and a sister, Beverly “Midge” Lawrence, as well as many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Sadie. Tom was predeceased by his parents, brothers Conrad “Mickey,” William, Charles, Keith, and Edward, and sisters Mina Kimball, Barbara Marino, Sharon Saville, and Virginia “Ginny” Weed.
Tom’s life was one of incredible service to others both in his careers, and throughout the community. After attending West High School, Tom joined the United States Air Force on September 15, 1966, going on to serve as a security police officer at both Bien Hoa and Cam Ranh Bay air bases in Vietnam. While Tom was incredibly proud of his time serving our country, he was left with the lifelong effects of being exposed to Agent Orange during his time in Vietnam. Upon his return to Auburn, Tom held various jobs until making one of the most important decisions of his life, attending the Syracuse University Police Academy and joining the Auburn Police Department on September 7, 1971. “T. Weed” proudly served the city of Auburn as a police officer for almost 40 years before his retirement on January 10, 2009. His career with the police department was defined by a strong work ethic and his desire to help anyone in need. His selfless service and complete dedication to the city will never be forgotten.
Tom was always on the go, at times volunteering with the Fleming fire department, working as a realtor, pizza shop owner, funeral attendant, and most recently serving as the town of Throop’s zoning officer and town constable. When Tom was a teenager, his lifelong passion for antique cars was sparked. He was proud to be a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, as well as a founding member of the Fingerlakes Antique Car Club. We liked to say that he could tell you every detail of an antique car just by looking at a corner of the bumper.
Tom found joy in the simplest things in life. A cup of green tea in the mornings with his friends, long car rides in the summer time listening to the oldies or Andrea Bocelli, watching Syracuse basketball games, and cooking so many wonderful meals for his family. He was always the first to volunteer to cook for fundraisers, parties, and school functions, and he took pride in hosting every holiday meal.
Until we meet again, in the words of the great Tom Weed, “See ya later, pal.”
Calling hours will be from 9:30am until 10:45am at St. Hyacinth’s church, with a mass of Christian burial to follow at 11:00am on Thursday, February 17, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Throop Fire Department, as they were a great help to Tom and the Weed family in recent months.
A celebration of life reception will follow after burial at the Throop Fire Dept. firehouse.
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Throop Volunteer Fire Department
7159 Beech Tree Road, Auburn NY 13021