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Obituary of Thomas J. Tarbox
Thomas Joseph Tarbox, of East Haddam, died March 4, 2021, peacefully at Chestelm with his loving wife of 43 years, Maureen Tarbox, and his daughter, Cynthia Schneidau, by his side. He was born in White Plains, New York, a son of the late Thomas Landon and Helen Murphy Tarbox and was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. He served two years in the Navy before attending the U.S. Naval Academy from 1960 - 1963. Later, he received a degree in mathematics from SUNY New Paltz in 1965. He taught middle school mathematics in three New York school districts, including Yorktown Heights, New York. With his love of gardening and after working for several landscapers, he started his own landscaping business in 1978 in Yorktown Heights, New York. After his wife’s retirement from 35 of years of teaching, they moved to East Haddam in 2004. It was there that Thomas continued making outdoor spaces more beautiful and volunteered for the East Haddam Conservation Commission. In addition to his wife, Maureen and daughter Cynthia, he will be missed by his sons, William Michael Tarbox and Jonathan Andrew Tarbox of Independence, Kentucky, his grandsons, Jackson Thomas and Wyatt Townsend Schneidau, his son-in-law, Rodger Schneidau; as well as many cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his brother Harold Elliot Tarbox. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for you to consider donating to Cure PSP, an organization committed to increasing awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and proving support to those affected by it. Increasing awareness will draw the attention of more researchers to finding a cause and cure of this unique and puzzling illness. A Visitation for Mr. Tarbox will be held between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Monday, March 8th at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home 34 Main Street, in Centerbrook. A Funeral Mass will follow at St. Bridget of Kildare, 75 Moodus Leesville Rd. in Moodus, CT at 11:00 AM. If you would like to virtually attend the funeral services for Thomas Joseph Tarbox at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) you can click the Zoom link below. If you are unable to attend at the specified time a link to the recording will be available shortly after the service and shared here.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday, March 8, 2021
Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
34 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut, United States