OBITUARY

Thomas Marion Weiss

August 5, 1942April 24, 2021
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Thomas Marion Weiss, age 78, of Lansing, MI passed away April 24, 2021. Tom was born August 5, 1942 in Bay City, MI to Richard F. and Gladys C. (Matuszewski) Weiss. Tom moved to Lansing in 1960 after graduating from St. Stanislaus High School in Bay City to attend Lansing Community College and complete a work-study program with the MI Department of Transportation where he continued to work until retiring after more than 40 years. He also spent 2 years in the Army, stationed in Germany from 1964-1966.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jane (White) Weiss; his children, Cheryl Weiss, Brian (Tammy) Weiss, and Daniel (Kristin) Weiss; his grandchildren, Foster, Dylan and Anson Weiss, Kayla (Trevor) Barthel, and Chandler Carrera; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Bernadette Jacobs, Mary Jo Weiss, Nancy (Ron) Krause, Karen (Jerry Singer) Leske, Cindy (Walter) Gorney, and Ann Weiss; sister-in-law, Janet (Magryta) Weiss; brothers, Richard (Betty), John, Mike (Lori), Russ (Diane), and Joe; and many, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul, nephew, Matthew, brothers-in law, Elmer Jacobs, Tim Leske; sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Weiss, Jeanne Weiss and Darlene Weiss.

Tom was proud of his Polish heritage, demonstrated by singing Polish carols at Christmas and showing off his polka skills on the dance floor at every family wedding. He was also known for his excellent singing voice, sharing it with the parishes of St. Casimir and St. Therese as a member of their choirs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and golf. More recently he took joy in playing Euchre with his grandsons, and cheering them on at their various sporting events.

Tom is dearly loved and will be dearly missed.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am May 6 at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish with one hour visitation prior. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will also receive friends May 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson's, 19798 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, www.kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grdewitt.com for the Weiss family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tom Krycinski
  • Tom Brandell Sr.
  • Nick Harmon
  • Foster Weiss
  • Dylan Weiss
  • Anson Weiss

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Rob Lippert

May 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked and bowled with Tom for many years. He was the happiest man I ever met. His laughs are missed. And the respect he showed for everyone was a blessing to everyone that met Tom.

John Suckow

May 2, 2021

I was very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a member of the Dewitt Men’s Golf League for several years. He was a valued member and he will be missed. He was a joy to golf with and then we got to listen to many of his stories. It was clear that he loved his family and cared deeply for their success. Our thoughts and prayers will be with his family and we will have a tribute to him on our next league night.

Gordon McMann

April 30, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jane and your family. May the Angels welcome Tom to Paradise and may God grant you peace and comfort. I really enjoyed and appreciated all the years Tom and I were in Choirs together, from singing at St. Cas to directing at St. Therese. Tom was very dedicated and I could always count on him to show up in good voice! I'm sure he's now singing 1st Tenor in the Heavenly Choir! Peace and God Bless.

Eric Weiss

April 29, 2021

We were so sorry to hear this. We will miss Uncle Tom very much. We hope that the joy of so many great memories long outlasts the sorrow of this loss.
Eric, Kim, Alexa, and Harrison

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Papa and Dylan. Two peas in a pod always willing to help anyone who needs it

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Foster meets Papa for the 1st time. Who knew they would have Fort Sill in common 18 years later

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Papa holding Anson for the 1st time. Papa has a new Euchre buddy

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Papa and Dylan. Two peas in a pod always willing to help anyone who needs it

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Foster meets Papa for the 1st time. Who knew they would have Fort Sill in common 18 years later

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Papa holding Anson for the 1st time. Papa has a new Euchre buddy

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Biography

Thomas Marion Weiss, age 78, of Lansing, MI passed away April 24, 2021. Tom was born August 5, 1942 in Bay City, MI to Richard F. and Gladys C. (Matuszewski) Weiss.
Tom moved to Lansing in 1960 after graduating from St. Stanislaus High School in Bay City to attend Lansing Community College and complete a work-study program with the MI Department of Transportation where he continued to work until retiring after more than 40 years. He also spent 2 years in the Army, stationed in Germany from 1964-1966.
Tom was proud of his Polish heritage, demonstrated by singing Polish carols at Christmas and showing off his polka skills on the dance floor at every family wedding. He was also known for his excellent singing voice, sharing it with the parishes of St. Casimir and St. Therese as a member of their choirs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and golf. More recently he took joy in playing Euchre with his grandsons, and cheering them on at their various sporting events.