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Andrew “Tom” Puro Jr.
  • Passed away on December 21, 2020

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Andrew T. Puro, Jr “Tom”

Passed away peacefully at home in Mims, FL on December 21, 2020 at the age of 75.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Linda, whom he loved and was fortunate to have as his primary care giver while battling health issues.  He also loved and was proud of his children, daughters Andrea (David) Schrader of Iowa Colony, TX, Tammy (Ernie) Carrasco of Davison, MI and sons Brandon (Hannah) Puro of Portland, OR and Justin (Erin) Puro of Columbia, SC

Tom will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Stephanie (Joe), Jordan, Alex, Courtney, Josh, Zach (Tara), Ali, Danielle, Kylie, Braden and Ella. He had six great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Aiden, Austin, Olivia, Addalyn, and Sadie.

He is survived by his sisters Patti (David) Kuhns, Kim (Mike) Schafer and brother Dave (Xiaoyan) Kaplan.  Sisters-in-law: Cathy (Bob) Courtemanche, Debbie Cornett, and brother-in-law George (Shella) Cornett.

Tom will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Tom (Frannie), Courtney (Chris), Brent (Carly), Leah, and Gabrielle.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the Sand Dollar Team of Hospice of St Francis, Titusville, FL for their help in comforting and caring for Tom in his last days.

Tom was born to Andrew and Betty Puro in Flint, MI on June 10, 1945.  He was a loving and devoted husband and father.  He raised his two sons as a single parent and was active in their activities and was a den leader in the Boy Scouts.  Tom worked in the Genesee County Sheriffs Department as an officer and diver. He retired from General Motors/UAW Local 599 after 42 years. He had the privilege of being a UAW program facilitator.  Tom has always been a man of character and integrity known for his sense of humor and quick wit.  He loved and cared for his dogs Molly and Bailey.

 

In accordance with Tom’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be planned in late summer or early fall.  The family requests those desiring to make a contribution can do so to the Humane Society or Hospice of St Francis Foundation, Titusville, FL.


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  1. 30 Dec 2020
    Randy DeLordo says:
    Dear Linda, please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. I have many cherished memories and will miss Tom. Please know I am keeping you and all those who loved him in my thoughts and prayers ... Randy

  2. 27 Dec 2020
    John Friebel says:
    Linda
    Please accept the Heartfelt Condolences of the Officers and Members of the Onarga Military School Alumni Association.
    The pleasure was ours to see you and Tom at some of the reunions. He will surely be missed.
    John Friebel `57 OMSAA Secretary/Treasurer

  3. 25 Dec 2020
    Justin Puro says:
    I cherish all the memories, especially the recent Thanksgivings and birthday celebrations in Florida. I’m so thankful my dad found a partner as loving and caring as Linda, who did all she could to make him comfortable. I’m going to miss his sense of humor and his perspective on things. His memory will live on in our family, as my kids will hear many stories about their “gramps” throughout their lives.

  4. 24 Dec 2020
    Betsy Blondin lit a candle:
    Lit since December 24, 2020 at 12:50:55 AM

  5. 24 Dec 2020
    Agustín Piña & Joanna Prado-Piña lit a candle:
    Lit since December 24, 2020 at 12:20:48 AM

  6. 24 Dec 2020
    Agustín Piña & Joanna Prado-Piña says:
    Condolences Linda. Tom will be greatly missed. I was fortunate to have him in my life. Especially my more knuckle headed youth. Much love,

    Agustín & Joanna

  7. 23 Dec 2020
    Shella Cornett says:
    Linda,
    We are saddened at the passing of Tom , and so sorry for your loss! Yet we are thankful that he is no longer struggling on this earth! We are praying for peace and comfort to fill your broken heart.

    You are so very loved!
    Pat and Shella

  8. 23 Dec 2020
    Shella Cornett says:
    Linda, We are so sorry for your loss. Yet we are thankful that Tom is no longer struggling! We are praying that God fills your heart with peace and comfort! You are loved very much!

    ❤️Pat and Shella

  9. 23 Dec 2020
    Shella Cornett says:
    Linda, Pat and I are so sorry for your loss! Yet we are thankful that Tom is no longer struggling! Praying for God to fill your broken heart with peace and comfort! You are very much loved!

  10. 23 Dec 2020
    Lisa & Jason Varner & Family lit a candle:
    Lit since December 23, 2020 at 12:17:59 PM

  11. 23 Dec 2020
    Cathy & Bob Courtemanche says:
    Linda, I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this. I love you, I’m thinking about you, and I’m praying for you. My condolences to all of the family! I wish I could be there and give you lots of hugs! Love you!❤️❤️

  12. 23 Dec 2020
    Debbie Cornett says:
    To my sister, in Feb. during my visit Tom shared with me how much he loved you and how much he appreciated all the things you did for him to make him comfortable. We had a great conversation. Thank you Tom for sharing your life with my sister, you made her happy. To Tammy & Ernie, Justin & Erin, Brandon & Hannah and Andy & David thank you for sharing your dad and loving Linda. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. 23 Dec 2020
    Donna lit a candle:
    Lit since December 23, 2020 at 12:11:51 PM

  14. 23 Dec 2020
    Rebecca Reardon says:
    Linda,
    Dennis and I are so sorry to hear of Toms passing. It was so great having you as our neighbor in Mims and thought of you guys often. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Rebecca Reardon

  15. 23 Dec 2020
    Kathleen Seiferlein says:
    Tom and Linda were perfect couple. She was devoted to him. Tom holds a special place in their hearts for all who knew him

    May you soar free of your disabilities and be at peace

  16. 23 Dec 2020
    Debbie Cornett lit a candle:
    Lit since December 23, 2020 at 12:44:49 PM

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