Thomas R. Menhennett, 60, passed away peacefully on August 26 , 2021.
Tom was an avid sportsman. He grew up spending much of his childhood with his father, brother and sister fishing on the St. Lawrence, hauling in a bounty of fish, and boating on Sandy Pond and Sidney reservoir. We have so many fond memories of these summer outings spent together with Tom. In his later years he continued to fish and also hunt with his beloved wife Christina. Tom loved to garden and had recently built a greenhouse to care for his plants. He also enjoyed helping his wife and mother in law with canning vegetables and jams.
Tom loved his sweets and liked to bake and share his homemade desserts with family and friends. He was famous for showing up at your door with a dessert he had just made. We especially looked forward to his homemade oatmeal cookies and chocolate mocha cake.
Even though Tom lived much of his life with disabilities incurred from a car accident, he was always thinking of others in need. Tom helped people with rides to food banks and appointments, and delivered food to people unable to travel.
Tom is predeceased by his cherished mother, Maria Snopek. Tom is survived by his loving wife Christina Menhennett, his father, Thomas Menhennett, sister Holly Oberhaus, nephews, Christopher (Jessica) Oberhaus and Nathan Oberhaus, brother, Timothy Menhennett (Celeste), nephew, Benjamin Menhennett, brother, Richard Menhennett, niece, Emily Menhennett, sister, Heather Menhennett, and brother, Mathew Menhennett.
In laws, Lyle (Darlene) Weber, brother in law, Brent (Stephanie) Weber, sister in law, Danielle Weber, Elora (Kyle) Weber and Christopher Weber, nieces and nephews, Kaleb Doupe', Hailey , Ricki , Daniel Williams ,Grace, Henderson, Brittany ,Zachaery, Randal.
Tom’s family would like to thank the Southern Tier Independence Center for all the support they provided to Tom during the years following his accident. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Mercy House of Endicott, NY for the compassion and love they provided Tom and his family. You gave comfort and light to us when it was really needed. Thank you, also, to his good friend Steve who was a great help to him around the house and the many friends whom Tom kept in contact with after retiring from his job with Broome County. Last but not least, thank you to his church family that provided so much love and support to Tom, especially during his final days.
Tom had a strong, brave spirit and persevered through many difficulties in life but through it all he showed the people in his life he loved them. We enjoyed many happy times with you Tom, you were a great friend to all. You will be missed immensely.
Celebration of Life: Sept 25, 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Ukrain Pavillion, 607 Brooks Road, Castle Creek, NY, meal to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mercy House, 212 N. McKinley Ave, Endicott NY 13760 or to the Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 E. Frederick St., Binghamton, NY 13904. Burial will be at the convenience of family.
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