Thomas John Formes was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ben and Flora Formes on July 24, 1945. He was one of four children. Thomas passed away peacefully in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 28, 2013 at the age of 68.
He was the beloved husband of Susan for 16 years. Loving father of Kimberly (Keith) Andes, Karen (Paul) Huney, Thomas (Mary Dowd) Formes, Kathy (Dan) Farkas and Shawn McKeel. Dear "Papa" of five grandchildren: Gabrielle Sosebee, Mason Farkas, Rachel Andes, Kristina Andes and Kara Andes. Brother of Ida (the late Rocco) Pirozzi, and Louise Stewart. Uncle to Alex (Irene) Pirozzi and to Gina Pirozzi and great-uncle of Marco (Jan) Pirozzi and Tania Pirozzi. Thomas will also be missed by his faithful companion Jake the dog.
Thomas was a Detroit Police Officer for 25 years until he retired in 1997. He loved his family passionately and wanted only the best for them and would do everything in his power to make it happen. Thomas loved to hunt and fish and looked forward to every season to doing so. His grandchildren where the world to him. He had a nick name for each one of them.
There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Genevieve on Saturday the 14th of September at 11:00 am. There will be a luncheon immediately following at Buca Di beppo on 6 mile and 275 in Livonia.
Memorial Donations may be made in Thomas' name to the
, 3816 Paysphere Circle,
Chicago, IL 60674, or the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.