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Thomas F. Clancy Obituary


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“We were blessed when we met Tom and Evelyn while hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park last year. He radiated with kindness and I was...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Connolly - Scotia, NY

“Sharing in your saddness but remembering the joy that you shared with Tom ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Hitchcock - Southington, CT

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Tom always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He will be missed. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Tina (Campbell) Brett - Morris, NY

“We remember Tom as a red-headed fun-loving child and teenager. He was a joy to know. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family,...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ed & Pat Huffman - Elmira, NY

“I have no words to express then sorrow in my heart. May the lord grace your soul. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Peter J. Clancy, Jr. - Jackson, WI

“It was a great honor to have known Tom! You just couldn't find a better person to have as a friend! jr ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: James - Columbia, TN

“Evelyn, Your way of remembering Tom is very nice. Frank ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Frank VanLandingham - Huntsville, AL

“We will miss Tom's larger-than-life spirit, his kindness and his ready wit. He was a gift to all who knew him. Our hearts go out to Evelyn, Jason...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Meg & Chris Bruno - Raleigh, NC

“Tom was my mentor and friend. Tom and his family will always be in my heart and a part of my family. We that are left behind will gradualy learn to...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mark MacNab - San Diego, CA

“I will miss him, Godfather and friend. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kelly MacNair - Spring Hill, TN

“3/11/2010: I write this with both pain and joy in my heart. Tom was one of my six brothers. Fifty-eight years ago today, Tom got a baby sister (ME...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Eileen Clancy Lussier - NC

“Very nice obituary for a "gentle" man. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ray & Anita - NY

“Tom was a great man and a great uncle. His passion for life and learning were an inspiration for us all. He had a great influence on my life. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jay and Monica Clancy & Bryan, James, Nicholas - TX

“The neighborhood has never been the same without Evelyn and Tom. They were the best neighbors I ever had. I have missed them and I can't imagine...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Whitham - Edgewater, MD

“Friday morning are not the same without Tom ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tommy Yokley - Columbia, TN

“It was my great fortune and blessing to share Tom's friendship on the tennis court. He had a rare generosity of self and used it to teach, encourage...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Rachelle Krampe - Columbia, TN


Thomas F. Clancy, age 63 of Culleoka, TN died Sunday afternoon at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski, TN. Tom was born in Bronx, NY on October 4, 1946, the son of the late Peter and Neoma Bower Clancy. He lived in New York for 18 years, then spent his next 40 years living in Maryland, and moved to Tennessee 5 years ago. During the Vietnam War, Tom proudly served his country in the United States Navy. An electrical engineer, he developed and taught electronics for several years at George Washington University. He was also a highly skilled carpenter and builder. In his free time, he enjoyed playing tennis, handball, and other sports, as well as hiking and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Evelyn Clancy; his son, Jason Thomas Clancy of Arnold, MD; five brothers, Peter Clancy of Jackson, WI; John Clancy of Danville, VA; James Clancy of Spring, TX; Robert "Bob" Clancy of Denton, MD; and William "Bill" Clancy of Bethlehem, MD; one sister, Eileen Lussier of Harrisburg, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. In accordance with Tom's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead, his family has planted a tree in Tom's memory at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, along the new hiking trail. Tom was an avid hiker, and they felt that creating a beautiful spot outdoors would be a fitting tribute to Tom and a gift to others who share his passion. They are also purchasing a teak bench that will be placed near the tree. It is the hope of the family that hikers and other visitors will stop there to rest and appreciate the peace and beauty of the trail and the gardens. Evelyn and Jason invite friends and family to make a tax-deductible contribution in Tom's name to the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The funds will be applied toward the purchase and installation of the bench, which will have a brass plate stating that the bench is given in Tom's memory by his family and friends. You may send your contribution directly to Rosalie Boyd Taylor, Development Coordinator, Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805. Include your your name, address, and a statement that your contribution is to be applied to the purchase of the memorial bench for Thomas Clancy.

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