THOMAS J. WOJEHOWSKI
February 3, 1951 – December 7, 2021
Shelbyville, DE formerly of Cornwall, NY
Thomas J. Wojehowski passed away at home on Tuesday December 7, 2021, in Selbyville, DE. He was 70 years old. He had been impacted by early onset dementia for over twelve years.
Tom was born February 3, 1951, in Staten Island, New York to Walter J. and Josephine Blaine Wojehowski. He grew up in Cornwall, New York, one of fifteen siblings. He graduated from Cornwall Central High School in 1969 and was married to Suzanne Brophy Wojehowski in 1970. Tom was a dedicated 30-year employee of Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. of Yonkers, New York. He was an active member of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association where he participated in the Peer-to-Peer early-stage program, counseling others recently diagnosed with the disease. He participated in Alzheimer’s Walks, raising funds for research. Over the years Tom enjoyed coaching his sons in Little League and photographing them and their teammates participating in sporting events. Later in life, he enjoyed Yoga and playing Golf and Pickleball at his new home in Delaware. Tom was known for his good sense of humor and outgoing nature and was often referred to as the “Mayor” of his neighborhood. Tom most enjoyed hosting his family who regularly visited, spending time on walks or at the pool or beach.
Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Suzanne; his sons: T. J. Wojehowski and his wife Rebecca Rider of Lutherville, Maryland and Michael Wojehowski of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. Tom is also survived by six grandchildren: Devin, Anna, Brady, Grace, Colby and Greyson; and his siblings: Margaret, Richard, Kenneth, Steven, Theresa, Robert, Danton, Beth, and Michael. He also leaves behind his loyal German Shepard Bella.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Walter and Josephine and siblings: Joanne, Walter, Gary, Jerome, and Susie.
Visitation with the family will be held at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 13, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Saint Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Burial to follow at Saint Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY. Later, a Celebration of Life will be held at Bayside for Tom’s friends and neighbors.
The family would like to thank the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Orange-Sullivan Walk, 2649 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Delaware, 30265 Commerce Drive, Unit 205, Millsboro, Delaware 19966. Memorial donations preferred to either of these groups.
We take great comfort in knowing that Tom knows who he is again. He knows us all.
Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com