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Tom Wojcik (1944-2020)

Thomas R. Wojcik

WILTON - On March 21, 2020, Tom Wojcik, 75, of Wilton, left his tool belt and golf clubs behind him following a brief battle with cancer.

He was born to the late Raymond and Genevieve (Karcz) Wojcik on Sept. 10, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan.

Tom lived an exceptional life. He was well recognized for his energy and stamina with which he faced every facet of his life. He never stopped moving at work, at play, or at home. His earlier experiences included dance, horseback riding, Huron High School football, basketball, track and field events. Later his love of the great outdoors led him to hiking, golf, and skiing which he greatly enjoyed doing with Zetta and his children.

As a graduate of the Henry Ford Trade School, he used creativity and his deep understanding of mechanical systems to become an expert in many things ranging from racing cars to carpentry. He used these skills to shape his future with his wife, Zetta, the love of his life. They married on Oct. 26, 1968, and moved to Maine in 1973. There, they started several businesses together, forged lifelong friendships, raised three wonderful children, and mentored the children of his heart.

Family and friends were always vital to Tom’s happiness. He would travel hundreds of miles to witness the achievements of his children and grandchildren, or to help with a household project. Sharing his skills and workmanship with others was a great gift.

Tom was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Katherine. He is survived by a large and loving family, his loving wife, Zetta, and children, Jennifer (Andy) Brown, Hilary Wojcik (Austin Foss), and Joshua (Katharine) Wojcik. His grandchildren who will remember him as “Papa Tom” include Alexia, Colton, Jake, Piper, Hadley, and Genevieve. His surviving siblings include Jackie (Ralph) Waibel, Jeannine Chont and David Wojcik.

Messages of condolence may be sent to:

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for you to share your favorite "Tom story." These can be emailed to any member of the family and will be shared at his memorial service, which will be scheduled for a time to be determined ... after the snow melts. In honor of his love of mentoring and teaching, we encourage donations to be made in Tom’s name to Titcomb Ski Club Educational Foundation, PO Box 43, Farmington, Maine 04938 or Foster Tech Center, Mt. Blue Campus, 129 Seamon Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine.

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  1. Zetta, Jennifer, Hilary and Josh (and all other family):

    Mike and I are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, dad, and granddad. I drive by your "family home"
    at Hills Pond twice (if not more times) daily, and I remember and think of your beautiful family each time I
    drive by. May Tom be in a better place, and may all of you have peace at this time. Hugs and prayers to all of you. Take care, my friends.

  2. Zeta and family,sending hugs and sincere sympathy on your loss.

  3. Zeta, may the blessings of peace be with you and yours as Tom goes on to Glory. Sincerest condolences for your loss.

  4. Zetta
    My thoughts are with you and the family
    You can't make old friends

  5. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending my deep condolences to all the family.

  6. We will miss Tom.
    Our love and sympathy to Zetta,Josh,Hilary, Jen and grandchidlren

  7. Zetta and Family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss.Tom embraced life. Wishing you peace, comfort and love.

  8. Dear Zetta and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Love to all of you from Nancy and Bob.

  9. Dear Zetta and Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing! We’ve always thought of your family fondly and were so grateful when our girls were greeted at your Hills Pond home when they would ride their bikes down to say hi or check out your gardens while at camp. We have missed you in the neighborhood. Sending our sincere condolences.

  10. Zetta,
    Our sincere condolences to you and family, Tom will be greatly missed.

  11. I am not sure I ever met Tom, but I am sure I met him through the beauty of a little girl in my third grade classroom many years ago. Her quiet, gentle manner as well as creativity and beauty as she related to all in our classroom were an important part of her life. Children learn what they live. In those days, a hug was welcomed and Jenny shared her genuine caring and I cherish the memory of that special gift from Jenny today.

    To the Family of Tom, my heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort and peace knowing others are praying for you.

    God Bless,
    Ruth A True
    Paul J Berkey

  12. Zeta and family our sincere condolences ,and our prayers and hugs follow you throughout this tough time!

  13. To his family my sincere condolences.

  14. So surprised and sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Many nice memories of you all.
    Will miss his beautiful smile.