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“On behalf of the entire Troy Senior Computer Learning Center group of volunteers at the Troy Community Center, I'd like to offer our sincerest...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Troy Senior Computer Learning Center - MI

“We are friends of Janet and Tom. We were so sad to hear about Tom, Janet's brother. While we did not know Janet's brother, we are sure he was a...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Faye & Bill Joseph - Norfolk, VA

“Gaston, Sue and the rest of the Wendzinski Family -- I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He will definitely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Tina Manini Womack - Earlsboro, OK

“I am so sorry I could not be there. I guess Ray could not make it either. Know you are thought about and I am praying you will have everything you...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: carol frechette - boise, ID

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for God's peace and that you will know his presence as He wraps you in his tender love. ”
5 of 36 | Posted by: MJ and Tom Cunningham - NC

“Thoughts and prayers go out to the Wendzinski Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Tom, he was a great person and certainly loved...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Gina Casanova - Sterling Heights, MI

“Terry, So sorry to hear about your husband.I didn't find out until volleyball Tues. May God rest his soul. My prayers are with you and your...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Dick Trombley - troy, MI

“So sorry to hear about Tom passing away. Ann Alpern, volunteer on Tues for St.John hospice ”
8 of 36 | Posted by: ANN ALPERN - West Bloomfield, MI

“Janet, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know that Jim and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. All our...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Margie and Jim Quain - Irving, TX

“Wendzinski Family, You are in my prayers. Tom will be missed by all. ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Kraig Schmottlach - Grand Rapids, MI

“Julia and family, I pray for you the peace of God that passes all human understanding. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: Glenn Williams - Cold Spring, KY

“Terry, Don't know if you remember me from all those years ago at Providence Hospital in the respiratory department but I sure remember you and Tom...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Louwers - Livonia, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. [Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Lena Loeffler - Williamston, MI

“Janet we are so sorry for your loss. There are no words of comfort now, but please know that we are holding you in our thoughts and in our hearts. ...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Julie Kirtley-D'Surney - Norfolk, VA

“Wishing peace for the Wendzinski family. May your happy memories give you strength during this difficult time. ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: Erica & Matthew Moss - New York, NY

“Janet and Family, May God's Grace and Love surround you during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Deepest Sympathy,...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Kris Hoppock - Chesapeake, VA

“Rest in Peace, Tom. ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: John Stephens, Aware Consulting - CA

“Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your brother sounds like a wonderful man who will be very missed. Laurie ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Laurie Puscas - Rochester Hills, MI

“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: Carol Baumann - Wyandotte, MI

“Diane I am so so sorry to hear about your brother. What a sad loss for your family. I will be thinking about you as you walk through these next...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Marilynne Kiriluk - MI

“Dear Terry,Julia,Daniel and Anna, All the Hargis' weep for you and The Frechettes as well. Tom was a big man and had a heart to match. Love and...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Jacquelyn & Duane - munising, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about the death of your loved one. May you find peace by reading Isaiah 25:8. ”
22 of 36 | Posted by: Lorayne McCoy - W. Bloomfield, MI

“To the entire Wendzinski Family, I am so sorry for your huge loss!! My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time. Hopefully the...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Beth Milliron - Troy, MI

“Janet and Tom, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
24 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy Adams - Yorktown, VA

“Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that if we can do ANYTHING at all for your family we will do out best! Pam , Margaret, and the girls of...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Margaret Mccormick - Det, MI

“Diane - The staff and I are holding your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Daniel Hall - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“With deepest sympathy to the Wendzinski Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
27 of 36 | Posted by: Jim Tewilliager - Birmingham, MI

“Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Although...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Laura Ray - Rochester Hills, MI

“Dear Terry, Julia, Anna and Daniel, You are all in our prayers. Please know as BJ said that your neighbors will always be here for you. Don't...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Klungle - Troy, MI

“"when you are sorrowful look into your heart and you will see that, in truth,you are weeping for that which has been your delight" ...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: larry and mary ann herman - MI

“Terry, Julia, Dan and Anna, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Mike and Jocelyn Robinson - Troy, MI

“Dear Janet and the entire Wendzinski Family: Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you at this time of great loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy and Denson - Libertyville, IL

“With deepest sympathy. You are in our hearts and prayers. Please call on us anytime for anything. We are here for you. Fondly, BJ and Tom ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: BJ and Tom Bustance - Troy, MI

“Terry, Julia, Daniel & Anna, I am so sorry for your loss. I always found Tom to be such a pleasure to be around. A wonderful, loving husband and...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Stephanie Schulze - Columbus, OH

“I am thinking of all of you. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: James Rose - Edmond, OK

“So sorry for your loss, Julia and family. My sister's services were held here. They do a good job. Please let me know if there is anything I can do...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Andrew Corey - Troy, MI


Thomas (Tom) James Wendzinski – Loving husband, father, brother and friend. Tom loved his family with everything he had, and was always concerned with the safety and comfort of others before himself. Throughout his life Tom's family and friends enjoyed his loving smile, practical thinking and knack for solving any math problem or trivia question you threw in front of him. Tom died at his home in Troy on March 23, 2012. Tom was born on April 23, 1961 at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital to Gaston and Ramona Wendzinski. He graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School and continued his studies at the University of Michigan – Dearborn where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. While at UM-Dearborn, Tom met his future wife, Theresa (Terry) Frechette. They married on November 29, 1985. Most important to Tom was his family. He had three children with Terry: Julia, Daniel and Anna. Tom took pride in the accomplishments of his children, from the marching band competitions, to the hockey games, to the cheerleading competitions – and of course the numerous academic awards. Tom was one of seven children; brother of Karen Keegan (Jack), Janet Kerns (Tom), Mike (Joan), Sue Wysocki (Gregg), Diane Wells (Ron), and Steve (Estelle). He was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. For fun Tom liked to cheer on all of the Detroit sports teams whether at the game, out with friends, or watching from home. If there was ever a golf tournament happening, it was a sure bet that he had it on the TV at home. Living healthy and working out was important to Tom. He belonged to a handful of recreational ice hockey teams and also enjoyed going on bike rides with Terry and playing with his two dogs, Scott-E and Lola. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd., Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver) Monday, March 26, 2012, from 2-8 PM. Memorial service Tuesday, March 27, at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Jack Baker officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to: St. John Hospice, 37650 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48036.

Funeral Home
A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors
2600 Crooks Road Troy, MI 48084
Tel. (248) 362-2500

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