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Thomas W. Tanski


Thomas W. Tanski age 69 of North Haledon passed into life eternal on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Bergen County Health Care Center in Rockleigh. His passing was quiet and peaceful after a six year long battle with his health.

He was born in Paterson and lived his childhood years in Haledon and Prospect Park. Tom received his formal education at Prospect Park Grammar School and Paterson Technical High School where he majored in Building Trades.

Tom was a self employed general contractor building houses and industrial buildings for many years finally retiring in 2008.
He had built into his persona hard work and many skills related to the building trade.

He was gifted with a kind and outgoing personality that loved to be with people. As a result he developed over the years a host of friends.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 0259 in Oneonta, New York, the Ridgefield Elks Lodge 1506, Moose International, Silentia Masonic Lodge No. 168 in Butler, the Veteans Club in Haledon, the Six Ward Athletic Club of Oneonta, New York and Hawthorne Fortitude Masonic Lodge 200 of Ramsey. Tom served twice as Master of Hawthorne Fortitude Masonic Lodge 200 in Ramsey.

Survivors include one son Thomas Tanski and his wife Stacey of Hawthorne; one daughter Tracey Werner and her husband David of Wyckoff; his sister Eileen Ormezzano of North Haledon; one brother Henry Tanski of Wayne nieces and nephews including Debra Paskowski, James Ormezzano, Patrick Tanski, Robert Ormezzano and Kimberly Mascelli.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 8 PM at the Hawthorne- Fortitude Masonic Lodge 200, 24 North Franklin Turnpike at Lake Street, Ramsey. Friends may visit with the family at the Lodge from 7-9 PM. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Thomas Tanski’s memory are asked to consider the Hawthorne- Fortitude Masonic Lodge 200.

Guest Book


Hank and family.May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.Memories are the legacy of love.

Chris F.Mc Intyre


He was always searching for Peace and Harmony. He could not find it here on earth - I pray that he has finally found that Peace and Harmony in his passing from this earth.



My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will miss you my old buddy. Hank

Hank Sherman


Rest in peace Tom .

Maria Freeze


Tom we`made ve known since the Hieaway days may you rest in peace and comfort your suviving family

paul vanderwal


Dear Eileen and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.

Fran and Bill Ryan


His friendship meant so much to me. It was an honor to share in his life for the past 2 years. Tom will be greatly missed. Rest in peace good friend. Eileen - please don't hesitate to call me if you need anything. Love Cruz

Cruz Pabon and Family


my thoughts and prayers are with the family . Rest in peace Tom.

Roberta Palamenti


Eileen & family...I'm so sorry.

Henry Lauritano


say a prayer for a good man god bless

bob t.


Hank and Eileen, I had the honor and good fortune of having Tom as a friend for over thirty plus years, and working for him as well.He taught me and many,many others aspects of the building trade.I worked for him,admired him, and respected him. At times,he might have been a little gruff and stubborn,but was always fair and loyal. He will be missed and remembered by myself and my family everyday. Rest in peace my friend. Ken Wiltshire

Ken Wiltshire


Eileen & Family, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Tom had many great achievements and many friends.

Phyllis Gemeinhardt


My heartfelt condolences to Tom's family. He was a good friend and will be missed.

Andy Gemeinhardt


Tom was a very good man,he will be sadly missed. Tom was a good hunting buddy,he tought me thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Jim Andres


Rest in peace Hope you find it wherever you are



To: Tom's friends and family Many of you know that Tom was one of my Dad's (Dave Espie's) best friends before he became one of mine. Tonight, Tom and Dave are having a couple of cold ones ....(in a glass please)...with Cookie smiling alongside. Enjoy, Tom. And save me a seat. My condolences to Eilleen, family and friends. Brett.

Brett Sherman


you will always be kept in honor at our Post. May god keep you in the palm of his hand Farewell commrade

Anthony Wayne American Legion Post 174


Rest in Peace Tom. We'll miss your visits in Downsville as you passed through to your upstate home. May your family find comfort in knowing you touched many lives.

Keri & Jack Baldwin


My deepest condolences to Tom's family, to his brother Hank & nephew Patrick.

David Eisenberg

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