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Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home

3070 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY

OBITUARY

Thomas P. Connare

October 12, 1947January 9, 2020

CONNARE - Thomas “TP” Lifelong Buffalo resident, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 9, 2020. Son of the late Kenneth and Jerie Connare; eldest of nine siblings, Sharon Connare, Terrence (Ginny) Connare, Kate (Tim) Murray, Molly Connare, Marce (Fred) Roehl, Kevin (Lynn) Connare, Mary “Bubba” (Kevin) Pratt and Maggie Thomas; dear friend of Lisa and Tim McMorrow, Jack Barrett and many others. Survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Tom was passionate about nature, photography, golf, gardening and birds. In lieu of flowers, donations might be made in his name to Buffalo Ornithological Society. Services held privately by the family. Please share condolences at denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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Sal Calandra

January 18, 2020

Dear Kevin and Family,
Working with Tom at Recra, he was such a genuinely nice guy with a wonderful sense of humor. I always remember his gentle nature. In the years after we both left Recra, our paths would cross occasionally on a work related matter, and it was always great to catch up with him. I was very sad to hear of his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest sympathies, Sal Calandra

Pat SANTILLO Bannochie

January 16, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathies to the Connare family in the loss of your dear brother. Our families grew up together on Anderson Place. Kate and I were good friends, and I have many fond memories of time spent with the Connare family. It was a fun and happy time growing up on that street! Baseball, dodge ball and kick ball games in the street (how many cars did we dent with those run-away balls!). I was so sorry we lost touch with your family when we moved from the city. TP was a handsome and kind guy. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. 🙏🏻❤️

Timothy Montgomery

January 16, 2020

James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

Tom, may you rest in eternal peace.

Frank Fontana

January 15, 2020

I'v known Tommy since primary school.

Remembering the vacant lot where 1088 Delaware stands. That was where the Anderson guy's choose up for a baseball game. Tommy was always chosen at the top of the picks. Also, at Cathedral School's intramural basketball league Tommy was wanted on one's team. He was a humble talented athlete but also a true sportsman. He shook off bad calls and bullies but never gloated with his excellent performance.

Tommy was a gifted A+ student and surely a friend to all.

In our Adult years I would bump into Tommy at a Sabres game ( I swear he guided Jack Eichel on that coast to coast goal last night) and at the West Side Rowing Club. He wasn't there to row but to bird watch.

We always kidded it was a shame that back in the day he didn't join the other Anderson boys down at West Side. He would have been GREAT and any oarsman would have been elated to have Tommy in the seat in front of him. Tommy had moxie!

Condolences to the Family & God bless Tommy Connare!!!!!

Peg Clukey

January 14, 2020

I met Tom while birding at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage several years ago. I will remember him as a kind gentle spirit with a wonderful sense of humor. Sending my sincere condolences to Tom's family.

Emmett Marzahn

January 13, 2020

Tom was a great guy. I knew him from URS/AECOM. Tom was a great naturalist and athlete. We shared running stories. I would run into him outside of work at both the gym (JCC) and at Delaware Park. I once saw him hanging from a tree in Delaware Park. I knew at that moment he was my type of guy.

Thanks for the great memories!

Linda Engler-Frank

January 13, 2020

I remember Tom from when I worked in the Biology Dept. at Buffalo State College. We had a softball team, and we used to LOVE to see Tom show up to play for our team. We were assured he would hit a home run every time! Don’t know how he did it, he had perfect timing and technique. So much so, it’s something I haven’t forgotten after all these years. Such a great guy too, always pleasant.

Jim Landau

January 12, 2020

I've known Tom for many years, as we shared the pleasures of bird watching and study. He was a true gentleman with a great smile and a quiet sense of humor. As his challenges mounted he put up one hell of a fight, refusing to give up on the things that he valued the most - his work and his love of being outdoors observing the natural world around him. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a good man.

David Gordon

January 12, 2020

Everyone liked Tom!

Marilyn Feuerstein

January 12, 2020

I met Tom on a BOS bird trip to the Adirondacks. He was so generous with his knowledge, smiles and enthusiasm! He showed me how to use iNaturalist and patiently answered my questions, and I had many!

He seemed to rise above whatever obstacles he faced with a sunny spirit.
I am lucky I got to spend the time with him I did on our field trips.
Please accept my condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY