Thomas “Tom” Vreeland, 84, of Walton, died at home on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
Born May 28, 1937 in Ringwood, N.J., he was a son of the late Thomas and Gertrude Mae Miller Vreeland.
Tom’s passions were his family and friends, antiques, baseball and hunting. Tom’s occupations consisted of being a plumber, working at country club ice cream, landscaping and the supervisor of building and grounds for the West Milford Board of Education. At retirement, his true passion was the antique business T.J.’s Wagon Wheel Antiques of over 35 years in Walton.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jacqueline Vreeland; children Brenda Vreeland of Franklin, N.J.; Audrey Fairweather (Allan) of Walton, and Thomas R. Vreeland and his partner Frederick A. Dietrick of Lambertville, N.J.; two grandsons, Shawn Carr of Walton and Kyle Carr of Florida, N.Y.; three step grand-children, Allan Jr., Jessica and Troy Fairweather; brother Kenneth Vreeland (Ann); sister-in-law Charlotte Vreeland; brother-in-law Roger Anderson (Dolores); sister-in-law JoAnn Doran. Tom is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a niece; brothers - Tom was the oldest of eight siblings: Robert Vreeland, Clarence Vreeland, Edward Vreeland, Roger Vreeland and wife Maryann, and sisters Dorothy Vreeland and Helen Cox and her husband Richard; and mother and father-in-law Dorothy and Floyd Anderson.
Calling hours were held Saturday, Oct. 9, at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Tom’s life followed at the funeral home at 12 with the Rev. Dr. Lisa Ruth Mays officiating. Burial took place at Walton Cemetery immediately following services at the funeral home, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton.
Memorial donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Helios Care, 297 River Street, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Tom’s family, visit his online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com.