September 8, 1936 - November 3, 2021
Albany-Thomas J. Plowinske, 85, entered peacefully into Eternal Life Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Colonie, Tom was born September 8, 1936, the son of Floyd and Elsie Horan Plowinske. He graduated from Vincentian Institute and served his country in the Naval Reserves. He married the love of his life, Sheila Bergin in November 1957 and together they raised five children. They enjoyed 50 wonderful years of marriage and were devoted to their children and grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his wife Sheila. He is survived by his children Michael (Regina) Plowinske, Theresa (Bob) Puzier, Thomas Jr. (JoAnne) Plowinske, Carol (Michael) DiFabio and Robert (Sandra) Plowinske; his grandchildren Anna (Brian) McCabe, Robert (Alyssa) Puzier, Michele, Thomas III and William Plowinske, Katherine (Joshua) Powers, Julia and Michael DiFabio, Cameron and Logan Plowinske; his great grandchildren John and Charlotte Puzier. He was the brother of Stephen Plowinske and the late Richard Plowinske. Several nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive him. Tom started work at the NYS Department of Transportation, Highway Division, surveying and constructing new roads across New York. Later he joined the NYS DOT Data Processing Department for the remainder of his 38-year career, retiring in 1993 as the Manager of Computer Operations. Tom was an avid sportsman enjoying golf, hunting, shooting, and photography. He was an expert marksman and a longtime member of the West Albany Rod and Gun Club. Tom loved to drive, and he and Sheila travelled extensively. A car enthusiast and skilled mechanic, Tom frequented many classic car shows. He especially liked showing and racing his Buick at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Tom’s family Sunday, November 7, 2021 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please only enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot doorway. Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Funeral services Monday, November 8, 2021 at 9:00 am at the Church of St. Clare, Colonie where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY immediately following the Funeral Mass. To leave a message for the family please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com Contributions in Tom’s memory can be made to a charitable organization of your choice.
Albany-Thomas J. Plowinske, 85, entered peacefully into Eternal Life Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Colonie, Tom was born September 8, 1936, the son of Floyd and Elsie Horan Plowinske.... View Obituary & Service Information
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