Thomas Tod Ganzer (Tom), age 65, a resident of both Orange County, NY and Rockland County, NY entered into eternal rest at his home in Washingtonville, NY, on June 14, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 27, 1947, in Hibbing, Minnesota, to the late Tod O. Ganzer and Dorothy L. Ganzer (Knarvek). At age 4, the family moved to Buffalo, NY for several years, then relocated to Spring Valley NY where he graduated Spring Valley High School in 1965 and went on to serve as an Automatic Flight Control System Specialist in the United States Air Force from 1966-1969. After his service in the Military, he was employed by the automobile and yacht industry for the rest of his working career. He retired in 2008 to care for his elderly parents for the remainder of their lives. Tom was a devoted, loyal and loving father, grandfather, brother and son. He was passionate about his hobbies, which included boating, camping, gardening and his love for cars and his pets. He meticulously cared for everything he loved. He had a wild sense of humor (fum-unda cheese) and will be truly missed by all who knew him. Tom is survived by his two sons, Tod P. Ganzer and Lee T. Ganzer, their mother, Ruby Rickard, stepson, Scott F. Stanley, stepdaughter, Nicole F. Herring, three granddaughters, Scout, Alexandria, and Melissa, his loving companion of fifteen years, Susie Herring, sister, Susan Ganzer-Andrews, her husband Gary Andrews, their two children Brittany and Spencer and his other daughter, Sasha the dog. Visitation will be held at David T. Ferguson funeral home, 20 North Street Washingtonville, NY 10992, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 for family and friends from 5-8pm with service to follow at 8PM. Cremation will be private and Memorial Service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to The
and Hospice. For further info, directions or to leave a fond memory of Tom or condolence's fro his family please visit our website at www.davidtfergusonfh.com.
Arrangements under the care of Thomas A. Murray of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home.