Thomas Lonsdale

Obituary of Thomas S Lonsdale

Thomas S. Lonsdale, 68, of Forked River, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday 5/10/21 with loved ones by his side due to his long hard fight with ALS/ Lou Gehrig's disease. Thomas was born on 8/28/1952 in Okayama, Japan and raised in Brunswick, Maine. He graduated from Hyde School in Bath, Maine in 1971. He served in the US Navy, nuclear submarine division for 6 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Thomas worked at the Oyster Creek Power Plant for 31 years, from June 1980 and retired May 2011. After retirement he worked at other power plants as a contractor and retired from those jobs in Oct 2016. He was honorable, hard working, and generous. He was a loving husband and father. Thomas loved golf, bowling, running and playing tennis at Gille Park. He loved to cheer for his favorite teams, the Boston Red Sox and the NE Patriots. Tom truly loved his many dogs and cats. Thomas is survived by his loving wife Susan Merrill who he married on 6/2/1979 in Brunswick Maine and they spent 44 years together. He also is survived by their 3 children, Mathew Lonsdale, Forked River, Kimberly Lonsdale, Brunswick Maine, and Julia Burd and her husband Gary Lanoka Harbor NJ & one granddaughter Madeline Lonsdale. He is also survived by his brother Robert Lonsdale, Brunswick Maine. A sister Margaret Lonsdale and her husband Mark Costa Brunswick Maine. A sister Catherine Burke and husband Tim from Lee, NH. Many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents. Eileen Hagen Lonsdale and Walter. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm at the Forked River Baptist Church in Lacey Township NJ 08734. We will have a graveside burial service in Brunswick Maine. Date is unknown for that as of now. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the ALS / Lou Gehrig Foundation.
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