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Thomas “Tom” L. Lightcap
  • August 27, 1953
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  • August 27, 2020

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Thomas “Tom” L. Lightcap, 67, passed away on Thursday, August 27, following a brief battle with cancer.

 

Tom is survived by his wife Barbara (Gaddis) Lightcap, and their children, daughter Randi (Holly) Lightcap, son Ryan (Taylor Crane) Lightcap, and his grandson, Kaeden. Tom is also survived by his sisters Diana (John) Cehula, Donna Reynolds, and Sherry (Mark) Fusco.

Tom enjoyed laughs and good times with his family, including many nieces and nephews, and his in-laws Bonnie (Trevor) Bosler and Robert Gaddis. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Elose (Wood) Lightcap, father Thomas Leon Lightcap Jr. and sister Debbie Duncan.

 

Tom was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, grew up in Royersford, PA and graduated from Spring-Ford High School in the class of 1972. Tom lived most of his adult life in Pottstown. He was a skilled mechanic, working for Penske Truck Leasing for many years. Tom was a proud 32nd degree Mason, member of Stichter Lodge No. 254, Scottish Rite, and Rajah Shriners International. He served as Assistant Regional Director and A Team member for the All-American Soap Box Derby. Tom was a passionate supporter of causes for children, especially those with special needs.

 

Most recently, Tom resided in Wildwood, Florida, with his best friend and soulmate, Barb, with whom he shared 42 loving and adventurous years together. Tom saw his home in Wildwood as his own piece of paradise, where he enjoyed playing golf, socializing with neighbors as he walked his beloved dog, Star, and working part-time as a security guard for his retirement community.

 

Tom will be remembered in a memorial service this fall in Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tom’s honor


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  1. 04 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 4, 2020 at 9:04:35 PM

  2. 03 Sep 2020
    Randi posted an image:
    I love you Dad!
    I love you Dad!

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    Lit since September 3, 2020 at 9:04:59 PM

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  7. 02 Sep 2020
    Todd and Laurel Iannelli posted an image:
    Heaven has taken an angel  Our hearts are broken but our memories will live on forever. Hugs to all the family.
    Heaven has taken an angel Our hearts are broken but our memories will live on forever. Hugs to all the family.

  8. 02 Sep 2020
    Todd and Laurel Iannelli posted an image:
    Family fun  summer days at the Iannelli's You are the best husband,father, grandfather and friend anyone could ask for.
    Family fun summer days at the Iannelli's You are the best husband,father, grandfather and friend anyone could ask for.

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  10. 01 Sep 2020
    Todd and Laurel Iannelli posted an image:
    Summer picnics at the Iannelli's   Best of times.  What a ride we had. See you again brother, we love you guys.
    Summer picnics at the Iannelli's Best of times. What a ride we had. See you again brother, we love you guys.

  11. 01 Sep 2020
    Todd and Laurel Iannelli says:
    Prayers and hugs to all of the Lightcap family. TV my friend,my brother, words cannot describe the pain in my heart. You were a loving husband, doting father,and the proudest Pop Pop ever. We had a great run at this thing called life. Too short, too little time but a hell of a good time, thanks for being my friend.

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  14. 01 Sep 2020
    Jason & Tania Laney says:
    Barbara we are so heartbroken. Hugs!
    Tom, what a guy! An awesome husband, daddy and friend. Such a kind, patient, gentle man and quite witty also. He will be greatly missed. We remember several great time spent with you over the years. He is greatly loved. We wrap our arms around you during this time and we will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer. We love you all! Camp Laney, xo

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  19. 01 Sep 2020
    Sue Batten says:
    Barb. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Tom was such a great guy and friend. He taught me how to drive stick in high school. I will always remember how kind and pleasant he always was. Sue, S-FClass of '72.

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  25. 31 Aug 2020
    Diana Cehula says:
    Tom Tom, My brother and my family. I miss you so much. You were the life of all our get togethers.A loving husband and father, and a wonderful human being,a beautiful person.
    We can't imagine our lives without you. Take care of the rest of our family up there.
    Love and Miss you forever and Always,with all our heart and soul

  26. 31 Aug 2020
    Diana Cehula says:
    Tom Tom my loving brother, my loving friend. I miss you so much. You were the life of all our get togethers.Great dad loving husband, wonderful human being.Take care of our family. Love and miss you with all my heart and soul.

  27. 31 Aug 2020
    Diana Cehula says:
    Tom Tom ,my brother,my friend,
    Imiss you so much.
    You wiil truly be missed. You were the life of all our get togethers.Your forever in our hearts. LOVE YOU

  28. 31 Aug 2020
    Holly Lightcap lit a candle:
    Lit since August 31, 2020 at 8:47:15 PM

  29. 31 Aug 2020
    Gail Miller says:
    To the entire Lightcap family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Tommy. In our younger years, he was one of my “brothers”, a confidant, a best guy friend. He will always have a place in my heart. Barb, I am so glad you and Tom were soul mates, I am so sad that you have lost his presence here on this earth. I know you will be together again one day. To Tom’s children and sisters, you were fortunate to have one of the best! I send my deepest condolences.

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