Thomas Louis Bak, age 65, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in a local hospital. He was born July 7, 1947 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to the late William T. and Caroline Bak.
Mr. Bak was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
He was an avid golfer and fisherman who especially enjoyed bass fishing and fly-fishing.
He was an Account Manager for Ahlstrom Filtration.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Audrey Ann Bak; two sons, Thomas W. (Beth) Bak of Chickamauga; Daniel A. (Jessica) Bak of Lakeland, Georgia; one daughter, Jaime A. (Jonathan) Gibson of Susterseel Germany; mother-in-law, Shirley Hurst of Knoxville; grandsons, Adam Jones, Alex Bak, Daniel Kirkland, Jaxon Gibson, Elihu Gibson, and Andrew Bak; granddaughters, Bailey Bak and Haylee Griffin; brothers-in-law, Robert Tindell and William Hurst; sister-in-law, Debbie Varnes; special cousins, Lorraine Mastroianni and Joannie Ruane of Springfield, Massachusetts; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. William L. Coats officiating.
The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service from 1-3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made online to Trout Unlimited; or Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416,
Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.