Thomas A. Funk, 60, of Lancaster, PA and formerly of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at the Hospice Center of Lancaster while surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Debra J. Funk with whom he celebrated 28 years of marriage on July 29th of this year.
Born in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of Dorothy Kuhn and the late Robert Funk and the stepson of the late Harry Kuhn.
Tom graduated from Waynesboro High School and Millersville University. He had a career in sales and marketing and was recognized as a top achiever in his field. Tom simply loved life and had a huge impact on everyone he met. Because of his amazing positive attitude he was truly an inspiration for so many people, especially during his 4 yr battle with cancer. He will truly be missed by many.
Tom is survived by three daughters, Nicole, (wife of Manuel Vega and their sons Alex and Andre Maldonado) of Lititz, Lindsay J Funk of King of Prussia and Haley A. Funk of Lancaster. He is survived by siblings, Greg Funk, (husband of Leah) of Chambersburg, P. Jeffrey Funk (husband of Julie) of Waynesboro, Susan, (wife of Robert Bartles) of Waynesboro, sister-in-law, Nettie Funk of Finksburg, MD, stepbrother, Brian Kuhn of Richmond, VA and stepsister, Sharon Finafrock of Waynesboro. He is also survived by some very special cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two of his brothers, Eric Funk and Douglas Funk.
A viewing will be held from 1-4pm on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pk. Lititz, PA 17543 followed by a Memorial Service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Cancer Society 314 Good Dr. Lancaster, PA 17603. To send an online condolence or for more information, please visit: SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100
You will be missed by many whom have known you over the years little brother. Although I was not in your life during my 21 years in the Marine Corps, the family reunions , Weddings , special occasion and Holiday get-together,s will always stick out most in my mind along with other memories of us as kids growing up. God Bless you on your journey to be-with him!
TOM WAS A OUTSTANDING PERSON, A NOTCH BETTER THAN THE AVERAGE HUMAN BEING. HE ALWAYS WAS HELPING OTHERS AND DID THE VERY BEST HE COULD. HIS WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE, DOING THINGS RIGHT, MAXIMIZED HIS LIFE, AND PEOPLE AROUND HIM.
You will be missed by us all. I have always considered you to be my brother I never had. Life isn’t always fair to us, but you kept a good attitude. You were lucky to find such a wonderful wife and have such beautiful loving daughters. I know you were very happy to finally have your family. You were always smiling, kidding, and made everyone feel comfortable around you. May God bless you with open arms. Love you dearly and I was honored to be part of your life for a time.
Barb Funk Smith
Deb and family,
Our hearts are broken with the loss of such a wonderful man. Tom will always have a special place in our hearts. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Mindy and Dan Etter and family
Our hearts are broken by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
The Girten Family.
Deb, Nicole, Lindsay and Haley,
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words I can say to ease what you must be going through. I wish I could be there this weekend, but know our thoughts are with you. Tom was a wonderful man and he will be missed.
Kisses and love,
We will miss seeing and hearing from you. You were truly a friend to all of us. Debi, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts as you go this grieving road ahead of you. Tom always spoke of everyone and especially his grandchildren. We are very selfish when it comes to death, even though they are in a better and more beautiful place. Hold on to the memories of what you had. Tom will be deeply missed.
Eileen & Gits Maberry
We are more than sorry to hear of your father’s death. We sincerely hope your grief is overshadowed by fond memories.
With are deepest sympathy,
The Drennen Family
Tom was such a positive person ever since I met him at college. He was a fraternity brother of mine, and was always upbeat. Even during his ordeal, I can honestly say I never heard him complain. He was a hoot to be with, a friend, and a loving husband and father. I will always remember him as Funky. He will be missed. Delta Sig will always remember him. RIP, Funky.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Norma Jean Salvino and family
(Brian Kuhn’s Sister-in-law from Missouri)
Uncle Tom was the best. He taught me a lot about working hard. I remember helping him sand the walls of his new house to get ready to paint. We sanded those walls forever. Finally after days of sanding they were perfect! I always looked up to Tom for his good taste too. He always had nice things and was always offering his advice. We would talk for an hour about investing or marketing plans. I always left the conversation feeling smarter and more pumped up than ever. Of course I looked up to Uncle Tom as a father of a great family too. I’m lucky to have three great cousins and an awesome aunt. It’s not going to be the same without Uncle Tom around. RIP Tom
The Arbors will not be the same without Tom’s watchful and caring eye over the lawns in our community. His wisdom and expertise will be missed. We will miss his friendly conversation as he walked the dogs. Our deepest condolences to your family. The Arbors has lost one of the its best residents.
John and Brenda W.
Tom was a wonderfully upbeat, patient and kind man who positively influenced the lives of many students. He will be sorely missed by his friends at BCTC.
Dear Deb, Nicole, Lindsay, Haley, Aunt Dot, and Greg, Jeff, and Susie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. I will always remember being part of the "Funk family" during our visits to Waynesboro. Those times spent together, will always be in my heart. May God Bless each and everyone of you, and I know he will wrap his arms around you, hold you tight, and give you the strength to go on.
Nancy Rozelle McLain ( and Kristen also).
It’s almost impossible to believe you’re no longer with us. I hope you know the immeasurable effect you had, and still have, on everyone you came in contact with. Adults, children, family, friends, neighbors, coaches and players alike have all, in one way or another, been touched by your presence. Today will be the perfect example.
And while we may not have been close recently, you were a huge part of my youth and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. The Funk household was my home away from home. You and Deb took care of me like you did your own daughters and I felt loved every minute I spent with all of you.
To say you will be missed is an incredible understatement. Your tough love will live on through everyone who knew and loved you. We love you Thomas! Rest in peace.
We are so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. What a great father and husband! May you have peace in knowing that God loves us and Tom is in the arms of our great God!
Pete and Robin Wengrenovich
I stopped at the Infusion Room at Lancaster General Hospital about a month ago to see if possibly Tom would be there getting chemo. The girls said they had not seen him for awhile. They thought maybe he was getting chemo at the Health Campus Infusion Center. I was wondering how he was doing with his fight against cancer. You both came to my mind and I prayed for you. Then yesterday I opened the paper and saw the picture of Tom. I was very sad. He was such a pleasant guy and I always had a good time coming to your home and seeing both of you and the "kids" (dogs). You both became more that just a patient and his wife. You became my friends. I trust that the "God of all comfort" will be near to you and your family at this difficult time. Tom will be missed.
Joyce Harris (your Apria nurse)
So shocked and sad to read about the passing of Tom. What a wonderful young man! We all had such a good time when we were young down on Second St. in Waynesboro. I have many fond memories of those days. Had not seen him for years but he matured into a very handsome, and from what I read, very well liked, positive and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you as Tom is with God.
MaryAnn (Good) Etter
Heart felt condolences from John and Chris Manning of Waynesboro, PA. The prayers of all seven of us are with you this weekend at St Rita’s in Blue Ridge Summit.
We remember your family with fondness from our Sacred Heart days. Our hearts go out to you in this time of mourning. It is especially hard to lose a loved one who is so young. May God give peace and comfort to your family.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. We have good memories of Tom as a field hockey dad with a great positive attitude about life.
Mike, Diane and Kate Stewart
Debra & Girls,
I was saddened to hear about Tom’s passing. Tom had such an amazing positive attitude. I was always touched when he told me stories of the family. One could tell how much he loved and cherished his children and how proud he was of each and everyone of them. I was definitely blessed to have crossed paths with Tom. Tom taught me the true meaning of living life to the fullest and to always try to have a positive outlook. My thoughts are prayers are you with you and the girls during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb and all the family at this sad time Tom was such an uplifting person. We had so many good memories of his visits when he did the fundraising at Schuylkill Haven. We will miss him and his smile.
Dear Deb and Girls,
We were so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. We’re thinking of you and the family at this difficult time.
Dear Deb & family,
My sincere sympathy and condolences. Tom "Funky" will be remembered by me as a great guy to have as a Delta Sig brother at the "Ville."
I have been looking for you all for about a year now. I just read this today. You are in my prayers. I am truly sorry for your loss, and wish I could have gotten back into contact with you all before. Again you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Anita Besing (Bunny) from Francisco IN
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