Thomas William Tonk

Born September 1, 1943 in Wyandotte, Michigan
Departed February 15, 2024 in Palm Bay, Florida

Thomas William Tonk, 80 years old, US Air Force veteran, and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles passed away peacefully on Thursday February 15, 2024 in his home amongst family and under the care of Health First Hospice.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife Doretta Tonk, and his four children; Mary and Wayne Beard, Judy and Richard Boyer, Kim and Tom Gaines, and Clifford Tonk. Tom was blessed with nine grandchildren Penny Beard, Julie Beard, Danielle Boyer, Austin Boyer, Megan Gaines, Zach Gaines, Kyle Gaines, Clayton Tonk, Kylee Tonk and one great grandchild Kaden Tonk. He was also survived by his sisters Gerri and David Coran, Kathy and Dave Ehlfeldt. Tom was predeceased by his first wife Yasuko Tonk.

Viewing will be Friday February 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral Home. The graveside service will be Saturday February 24th at 10:00 at St Joseph Cemetery 1422 Miller St in Palm Bay.

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Barney & Judie Patton from Palm Bay wrote on February 23, 2024:
We are so sorry for the loss of Tom and we send our deepest sympathy. He was truly a great man and friend with honesty and integrity. Someone who you could talk to who was truly sincere. He was truly a great man. May God bless and keep you always. Our thoughts and prayers to you and all the family. All our Love and Hugs to all.
Rosemarie Villanueva wrote on February 23, 2024:
May the good times you spent with him be a blessing and the good memories stay in your heart and mind. He has been called by his creator. The circle of life can be hard but I will pray for you peace. ❤️ Rest in peace . Rest in peace Tomas.
Susan and Vince D'Imperio from Palm bay wrote on February 22, 2024:
Love and prayers for you and your family.
Gloria Herring from Melbourne wrote on February 22, 2024:
Doretta, I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. If there is anything I can do for you just let me know. You and the family are in my prayers. Your Friend, Gloria Herring
mark & lisa canada from palm bay wrote on February 22, 2024:
You will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Doretta and all of your family. We love you and are here for you if you need anything!!
Mary Lynn Yust from Palm Bay, FL wrote on February 22, 2024:
We will miss you my friend. Rest with God until we meet again.
Olivia Balzano from West. Melbourne wrote on February 20, 2024:
rip to a wonderful man you couldn't find a better one you were a wonderful friend to me and I'll miss you so much 💗
Martha Sue Gallaher from Ft Pierce wrote on February 20, 2024:
Wishing you peace and sending love during this time of change. I’m glad to have met dad and I thank him for my beautiful friend Judy. Rest in peace Tom.
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