Thomas W. Suydam
Thomas W. Suydam of South William Street, Johnstown, died peacefully at home on Wednesday morning. He is survived by his wife, Patsy of Johnstown; sister Kristina (Ernie Reynolds) of Aurora, Ontario; nephew, Brett Reynolds (Jennifer) of Ottawa, Ontario; three stepdaughters: Genevieve (Chris Kurpuis) and Lauren Willoughby of Pensacola, FL and Vivian (Harvey Yancey) of Charlotte, NC.
A native of Gloversville, Thomas graduated from Gloversville schools and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He taught accounting, finance and investments at Nichols College before returning to the local area where he worked as a CPA until retirement. He was recently planning a run for the position of Johnstown City Treasurer.
His accounting career included progressing to partner status at the Dorfman CPA firm and Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Vial Inc. For years, Tom owned the Illustrated Properties real estate agency on Route 30 in Mayfield. In retirement, he often helped area homeowners seeking equitable assessments and was usually successful.
A small, graveside service will be held at The Suydam family plot, at the convenience of the family. Online sympathies, messages, and other services can be written on the funeral home website,www.ehleandbarnett.com. Mr. Suydam’s final care has been entrusted to Ehle and Barnett FFH, Llc, Johnstown, where any questions may be directed to. Contact information can be found at the website listed above.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a tribute in his name to: The Lexington Foundation, 465 North Perry Street, Johnstown, NY 12095-1014.