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Thomas York

Thomas York

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

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Obituary for Thomas P. York

Thomas P. York, 68, of Eatontown, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, while on vacation with his wife in Poland. Tom was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on November 20, 1950, and then spent most of his childhood in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tom obtained his undergraduate degree in Computing Science from the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and then graduate degrees in Theology, while in the seminary, later in the 1970s. Tom ultimately decided not to be ordained a priest. In 1982, Tom completed a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York and then began a diverse career that included multiple industries and disciplines. For the past decade, Tom brought his eclectic professional background to Rutgers Business School as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. Tom was very passionate about teaching his students and loved all of the opportunities that this job created for him, both within and outside of the classroom.

Tom was an active member of his church. Tom loved to cook for friends and family. Tom was always looking forward to his next opportunity to travel with his beloved wife, Gosia.

Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Surviving are his wife, Gosia; three sons, Matthew with his wife Megan, James with his wife Maria, and Joseph with his wife Bridget; seven grandchildren, Charlie, Patrick, Chelsea, Ashley, Zoe, Grover, and Dorothy; and his brother John with his wife Denise.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 2 pm to 4pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Fiore Funeral Home located at 236 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11 am at Saint Anselm's Roman Catholic Church located at 1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, NJ.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Fiore Funeral Home
    236 Monmouth Road
    Oakhurst, NJ
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    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fiore Funeral Home
    236 Monmouth Road
    Oakhurst, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church
    1028 Wayside Road
    Wayside, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, August 1st, 2019
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 |
    Monmouth Memorial Park
    4201 Route 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ
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    Thursday, August 1st, 2019

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Mark Sutterley

Tom was a colleague, mentor and friend who was an invaluable resource with a continuous stream of ideas on how best to convey complex subject matter to our students. I will miss him and his tutelage very, very much and will let my students know when a “Professor York” idea is part of my lecture materials to both honor his memory and let them know what an outstanding educator he was.
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Anthony N. Bruno

Tom was extremely passionate about bringing together Corporate opportunities and Collegiate capabilities. What started out as a purely professional relationship grew, in time, to a great friendship. I will miss you, my friend.
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Gabriela Hernandez

I met Professor York 9 months ago, and in those short 9 months, he has impacted my life. I was very intimidated at first since he makes awkward eye contact, but I felt his passion for teaching and helping students in and out of the classroom. I was very fortunate to have had a strong relationship with him. He has pushed me to grow and be successful young woman. He has also inspired me to help others in school. He always spoke about his wife, and his love for food and Poland. I am beyond grateful that I was able to have such an impactful relationship with Prof. York in such a short amount of time. May he rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 03:22pm via Condolence

Kari Karwoski

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With heartfelt condolences ~ Kari, Doug, Kole & Logan Karwoski.
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Laura Castiblanco

Professor York was one of the most amazing passionate people I have ever met. In the classroom he challenged all his students in a way to prepare us for the future. He is the reason why I am so passionate about the career I chose and as I excel in life I want to dedicate my success to him. Aside from the classroom, Professor York was more than a mentor, he was a true friend. He never hesitated on being honest and always gave the best advice. He talked highly of his wife, I will never forget the touching story he told us about their first date (Mrs.York, the one about the fresh broccoli). Professor York was a fighter and he did his best to put out all his goodness into the world and his students. I am beyond grateful to have crossed his path. You are forever in our hearts Professor York.
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