Thomas Evers Wycall, 81 years of age passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Peterborough, NH on January 4th.
Tom is survived by his older brother Ted Wycall. Children Laura, Scott and Brian. His grandchildren Chase, Lila, Andy and Willie.
Tom was born on September 10th 1942 in Irvington, New Jersey to the late Theodore and Josephine Wycall. He spent much of his childhood growing up in Chatham, NJ. He excelled in soccer and continued to play at Colgate University. Colgate is also where he picked up his love for singing after being accepted into the prestigious men’s A cappella group the Colgate 13. Singing would continue to be a proud passion throughout his life. Other passions included tennis, with a self-proclaimed “huge serve”, his tremendous waterskiing ability and of course spending time with his family.
Tom graduated from Colgate in 1964 and married his high school sweet heart Judith Mercer Wycall. He remained a devoted husband for 53 years until her passing in August of 2018. Together they would travel across the world as he became an officer in the United States Navy. After landing in Japan they would start a family with the addition of daughter Laura-Jean. Tom finished his tour of Vietnam aboard a guided missile destroyer…the USS Joseph Strauss.
Many moves across the Country would place he and Judy back in his beloved hometown of Chatham, NJ. Now raising three kids with the addition of Scott and Brian these were cherished times with life-long friends. In 1984 he made the difficult decision to move to Duxbury, Ma to start up his own medical distribution company, Allied Surgical Specialties. The New England coastal town was wonderful for Tom getting reacquainted with his passion for the water. As the kids grew up and out of the house, he became a skillful beekeeper producing many blue-ribbon batches of local honey with his loyal labs by his side.
Tom was a fun-loving person who really enjoyed his family and friends.
He will truly be missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the veterans; Donate – VetLinks.org