Thomas Sherry Hallowell, formerly of Hawthorne, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2014.
He was a resident of Barefoot Bay Florida for the last 25 years.
Tom was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey and was the son of William and Margaret Hallowell. He had one brother, William. Tom has two children, Margaret Ann Meola, married to Paul Meola, residing in Mahwah, New Jersey and Thomas Ace Hallowell, engaged to Linda Anne Mason, residing in Jackson, New Jersey. Tom has been sharing his life with his best friend, companion and confidant, Jeannette McLaughlin for the last 10 years. Tom was blessed with 7 grandchildren who he loved with all of his heart. His grandchildren are Michael, Dylan and Chase belonging to Margaret and Paul Meola, and Taryn, Brooke, Paige and Shannon who are the children of Thomas Ace Hallowell.
He was a proud United States Army Veteran, serving as a US Paratrooper, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division from 1955-1958. He was a self employed, hard worker who was well respected in the community. His expertise was in both landscaping and horticulture. He was also very proficient in all areas of home improvement. He and Jeannette were active members of many social and philanthropic organizations including The Eternal Order of the Eagles and the Moose Lodge Chapter 1767 in Sebastian, FL. Tom was active all of his life to include starring on several senior softball teams in Barefoot Bay.Funeral arrangements will occur in the New Jersey area, details to be determined.He will surely be missed by his many, many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or the American Cancer Society.