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“Tom's retirement from the Grand Blanc School System in 1991 created the administrative opening at Myers Elementary that brought me to Grand Blanc. ...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Norm Abdella - Grand Blanc, MI

“He was and a wonderful man and Principal...My boys went to Brendel and I worked with him for many years....my condolences to his family...Grand Blanc...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Davis - Branch, MI

“He was and a wonderful man and Principal...My boys went to Brendel and I worked with him for many years....my condolences to his family...Grand Blanc...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Shpakow was a wonderful principal during some of the years I taught at Myers. He was respected by the staff and students. Teachers will always...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Barb Reitz - Swartz Creek, MI

“Laura and family,I am very sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful,gracious,and caring man. I have fond memories of the time spent with the...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Maureen Delaney - Grand Blanc, MI

“Wow, my principal from Meyers in the 80s. I still remember singing to him the Bette Midler song wind beneath my wings in choir. I believe it was when...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Stephanie Johnson - Clarksville, TN

“First remembered Tom while he was playing BasketBall for the University of Detroit. He was a nice fellow and will be missed. ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Francis Doherty - Cave Creek, AZ

“Tom Shpakow was my first principal at Brendel Elementary School. He was the best principal because he was positive, encouraging, friend and a true...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Hugh Terre;; - Wake Forest, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Rita Schuette - Wauseon, OH

“Rip Mr.Shpakow you were my elementary principal back in the 70's and i have always remembered how you treated everyone with such respect and the...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Phillip Howell - GRAND BLANC, MI

“We were so sorry to hear this. I will always remember his smile and the times when I was little and he teased me and I wasn't really sure he was...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Downing - Dexter, MI

“Heaven is truly a better place now that Tom has joined the other saints in God's glorious Home. A true gentleman who made this life so much better...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Beth and Z. Steve Sutto - MI

“You were a principal to remember. May your rest be peaceful and your memory be carried in the hearts and lives of those you mentored and loved. Warm...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Kristin Church - Glendale, AZ

“Mr.Shpakow was my principal at Brendle back in the 70's. He was always very kind to the students. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to his family....Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Goodbye,mr,shpakow,he was a good principal. He was my first principal. He was kind,and will be missed ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Jennifer Berden - Davision, MI

“Tom was my first principal when I started teaching. I would run into him at Great Harvest once in awhile, and and we would catch up. He will be...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Patty Rockafellow - Grand Blanc

“He was a great principle! I still remember him during my time at Myers Elementary and that was 30 years ago. Prayers for his family. ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Douglas Bortner - Winter Garden, FL

“Mr. Shpakow was my principal for many years at Brendel Elementary. He was a terrific principal and a wonderful friend to all the staff. Sending...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Lee Harley - Kewadin, MI

“Many prayers for the family and friends of Mr. Shpakow. Mr Shpakow was my principal at Brendle. I remember him like it was yesterday. He always...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Kimberly Dailey - Tucson, AZ

“Mr. Shpakow was my principal at Brendle Elementary. He was a wonderful man and fantastic administrator. Whenever I think back to elementary, he...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Jeri LaFerney Kaupp - Durand, MI

“My grandfather, Thomas Shpakow, was an amazing mentor and friend. He always wanted to make others happy, whether through corny jokes or with pieces...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Tatiana Gross - Albuquerque, NM

“To all Shpakow Family ~ my prayers are with you at this time. Tom was a wonderful mentor to me in Education, as his strong work ethic, clever ideas,...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: JOE GAINEY - GRAND BLANC, MI

“Mr. Shpakow was my first principal at Brendel school and I couldn't have asked for a better person to mentor me through those first years. He...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Jan Cornelison - Grand Blanc, MI

“I couldn't have had a better brother than Tom - he will be missed. Rest in peace my brother. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Marlene Shpakow - Warren, MI

“Tom was a truly good man, always a gentleman and a loyal friend. He had something positive to say about everyone he met and would go out of his way...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Beverly Gillie - Grand Blanc, MI

“Tom was a truly good man, always a gentleman and a genuine friend. He had something positive to say about everyone he met and went out of his way to...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Sharon, and the rest of the Shpakow family. Tom was a wonderful man. We could not have asked for a better...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Mike & Tina Throop - Grand Blanc, MI

“The best memories are of all of us together - whether in the pool or playing ping pong, and the holiday celebrations. He loved us all. Uncle Tom will...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Margaret Ramsay - Dexter, MI

“So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. Tom was always upbeat and positive. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Gerry & Mary Lou Monroe - Burton, MI


Thomas was born on March 26, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Thomas was a resident of Michigan.

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