Obituary of Thomas R. VanAuken
Tommy, 63, entered into eternal rest on October 29, 2020 after a long, valiant battle with lung cancer.
He lived most of his life in Altamont. Tommy, a gentle soul, led a quiet life, very devoted to his family, especially his favorite niece Penny. After serving in the army he came home and volunteered as a fireman for Altamont. He worked as a state employee for 28 years in the buildings and grounds department, recently retiring due to his illness.
Tommy was the son of the late Harry and Olive (Burke) VanAuken and was predeceased by brothers Robert and sister-in-law Barbara(Langlois) and recently Harry "Al" VanAuken. He is survived by his brothers Clifford (Linda), and Terry of Altamont and William (Marianne) of Arizona, and sister-in-law Victoria VanAuken along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank his doctors and Community Hospice at St. Peter’s for their care and support. A private family service will be held at a later date.