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Thomas Marvin Twitmyer
  • January 09, 1937
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  • April 21, 2019

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Thomas (Tom) Marvin Twitmyer formerly of Philadelphia, New York State and Connecticut, passed away at the age of 82 on Sunday, April 21, 2019. He was the son of late Edward and Elizabeth Twitmyer, Philadelphia, PA.  Survivors are his loving partner of 28 years, Maggie Butler and his 3 wonderful children, Carole (Brian) of Brooklyn, NY; Tom (Michelle) of Dade City, FL., Susan (Rick) Dyer of Vienna, VA. and his brother Robert (Lisa) of PA.  He was a very proud grandfather to Alex (Casey), Jessica, Max, Allison and Karly (Dyer) and great grandfather to Sadie and James Thomas.

Tom grew up in Philadelphia excelling at sports at a very young age.  At Penn Charter he was captain and quarterback of the football team, and a predominate player at baseball and basketball.  In 1955 he earned the Alumni Society award on qualifications of scholarship, character, leadership and athletic ability.  Just one of many awards he earned over the next few years.  He was a 2009 inductee in Penn Charter Athletic Hall of Fame.  In 1960 he received a BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and again contributed to the football team’s success as quarterback.

He had a long and successful career in the wire and cable industry starting out at Reynolds Metals, PA in 1965.  His last position held from 1974 until he retired in 2013 was as VP of Sales at JJ Lowe Ass., Danbury, CT.

Tom’s happiest times were spent with his children and family, and coaching youngsters in sports. He moved to The Villages in 2014 and loved the lifestyle, especially playing golf.  A boyhood friend described Tom as an outstanding human being, kind to the quiet people along the way and universally admired by his peers”.  A gentle giant.  He was passionate about sports, but could converse on any subject.  His intelligence matched his great sense of humor and his humility.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodbridge Dr The Villages, FL 32162 on Wednesday, May 1st at 11:15 am, followed by lunch. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Cornerstone Hospice donate.cshospice.org or by check to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778   



Service

Location:
New Covenant United Methodist Church
3470 Woodbridge Dr The Villages, FL 32162

Date & Time:
May 1, 2019 at 11:15 AM


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  1. 29 Apr 2019
    Heidi Randall says:
    Aunty Maggie, sending you all of our love.
    Tommy T was never anything but a lovely man, as so many have described him, a gentle giant, understated, yet one of the most interesting human beings you could hope to have a conversation with.
    We will miss him on your visits back to blighty.
    Sorry we cannot be there in person but see you soon to replace virtual hugs with real.
    lots of love Chris, Heidi, Abbie, Kurt and Izzy xxx

  2. 28 Apr 2019
    David Whitby says:
    One of the best. Enjoyed my brief time knowing Tom. His sense of humor, intelligence and warmth made him unique.

  3. 28 Apr 2019
    Joy and Bud Kirchens says:
    Dear Maggie,
    Joy and Bud Kirchens send their deepest sympathies.
    May your memories of over quarter century journey together give. you comfort..
    May our Lord send you
    HIS healing Grace.

  4. 28 Apr 2019
    Jane Grenthal says:
    Dear Tommy T.,
    I just spent some time reading old clips of your glory days in sports. Wish i had known what a star you were. But, you never spoke of those days... never tooted your own horn...such a modest, humble man. I will always treasure the time we all spent, gazing at the lake, G&Ts in hand. and, i will never make deviled eggs again, without shedding a tear for you. Rest in peace, dear friend. xoxox J

  5. 27 Apr 2019
    Joanne and Jim Jontz lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2019 at 4:52:43 PM

  6. 27 Apr 2019
    Andrew Randall says:
    It was an absolute honour to know Tom or Tommy T, as Emily & Matthew affectionately called him. Every time he visited England with Auntie Margaret it was a pleasure to chat with him on allsorts of subjects but especially sport. He will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Tommy T xx love Andy, Emily & Matthew

  7. 26 Apr 2019
    Linda and Andrew Rios says:
    We will miss you Tommy T. We have only know you a few years but every meeting showed you as a kind, gentle human being (whose ready smile got bigger when dessert was mentioned!). Shared Indian meals and ice cream were always fun. What a good sport you were at your big 80 birthday celebration when we all covered your head with lipstick kisses. You were loved by everyone and that's a wonderful achievement.
    Bless you.

  8. 25 Apr 2019
    Gail Koller lit a candle:
    Lit since April 25, 2019 at 4:15:02 AM

  9. 24 Apr 2019
    John Lawry says:
    That photograph of Tom smiling is the way I will always remember Tom.
    A big, beautiful smile and a big heart. And a wonderful sense of humor!
    I will miss you, Tom. We all will.

  10. 24 Apr 2019
    John Greenan says:
    Tom was a terrific guy whose company was a joy. My only regret is that I did know him much longer than I did. A gentle man in the truest sense.

  11. 24 Apr 2019
    George & Van Hathaway says:
    Although we only knew dear Tom for a short time but in that time we discovered what a lovely man and gentle soul he was. We loved his cheeky sense of humour and will miss him a lot. Rest in Peace now Tom and know how much you were loved by everyone.

  12. 24 Apr 2019
    Owen Tabor says:
    Tom was a winner. Everyone who ever met him knew it... he did not think about himself very much. He made others do that. I have not seen Tom since PC graduation but I always felt he was my friend. A simply lovely human being. In Horatio’s Words to Hamlet “may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

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