Thomas Paul Suminski

June 14, 1954January 8, 2021

Thomas Paul Suminski, age 66, of Gaines Township, ended his Alzheimer’s journey on Friday, January 8, 2021, at home with his wife, Kathy.

The son of Michael & Shirley (Egle) Suminski, he was born on June 14, 1954 in Detroit. Tom retired from Spartan Stores ending his career as Grocery Warehouse Manager and later General Merchandise Manager. Tom loved riding his Harley, golfing, bowling and fishing.

Tom was a treasured husband, father, and grandfather. Surviving is his loving wife of 18 years, Kathy however together for 27 wonderful years; daughter, Kelly (Devin) Baker; granddaughter, Gabrielle Baker; son, Thomas Jr. (Nicole) Suminski; grandchildren, Cody, Brie and Hayden; siblings, Kathi (Roger) Master, Geri Trice, Patrick (Marilyn), James, John (Joan) and Joseph (Becky); along with many nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date with burial to follow in Brighton, MI.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the care team at Emmanuel Hospice for all of their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in honor of Tom to Emmanuel Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Kathi Master

January 20, 2021

I am saddened at your passing. My comfort comes from knowing you are in the arms of JESUS and are with mom and dad. You are loved and will be missed at our gatherings and breakfasts. we will see you again when we cross over.

Lynn Pratt

January 18, 2021

Tom was my supervisor at Spartan and Kathy, my friend. Tom had a remarkable way of making you want to come to work instead of having to go to work. He was the best, and Kathy, you deserve the best.

Duane Young

January 18, 2021

Tom was my Supervisor at Spartan Stores during a time when I was in an accident at work. Tom made sure to check in on me numerous times over the course of a year while I was off work recovering and was also the first person to welcome me back when I recovered and returned back to work . That meant a lot to me and helped through a tough time. Thanks Tom and condolences to his Family

John Suminski

January 18, 2021

To my brother Tom, I love you. I will always miss you. I will never forget our times spent together, especially riding our motorcycles through Wisconsin, upper Michigan and the Florida keys. I always appreciated your mellow demeanor in the midst of our family's classic hyperness.
Good bye for now beloved baby brother Thomas . . .
See ya on the flip side !

And yes, I will remember . . . rubber side down . . . shiny side up.

Ron Kopp

January 17, 2021

Lived next door to Tom and Kathy for 20 plus years. Tom was a person that I always enjoyed talking with. A very pleasant person with a positive attitude. He will be missed

Greg Darrow

January 17, 2021

I have been blessed to share a piece of my life with this wonderful man. From Golf to Bowling, to sharing many talks on the stairs of the grocery warehouse, the many beers and uncontrollable laughter. The smile , the laugh , his voice will never leave my soul.
You will never leave my heart my friend.

Rest In Peace,
Love Greg

jorja Krepps

January 16, 2021

He was always kind and caring with a smile that brightened every day. So sorry for your loss.

Derek Wright

January 16, 2021

One story always comes to mind when i hear toms name was when i was younger we come to toms house (me,veronica, mom,dad) we stayed for a few days dad and tom went fishing that night they backed the truck and boat into the driveway the boat was in garage the next morning some how lue left for work the garage was closed and the door was all mangled lol

Grace VanDuinen

January 15, 2021

I really enjoyed the few occasions I got to socialize with Tom and Kathy! He was such a fun person. I wish there were more occasions to have gotten to know him better.

Hugs to you, Kathy. I am here if you want to talk, share memories or just listen!

Kirby Egolf

January 15, 2021

TJ and Family..
So sorry to hear of your loss! Tom was a great guy, both as my boss,co worker, and friend. Many wonderful memories....I learned a lot from him in the early years!
My thoughts are with you !
RIP Tom.....