June 28, 1956 – March 20, 2019
Tom Pusty, 62, beloved husband, father and son, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2019.
Some of Tom’s interests are starting his day with a cup of coffee from Starbucks, working in his beautifully manicured yard, biking, and cheering for his Pittsburgh Steelers. However, more than anything else he found joy in spending time with his family. It was evident to everyone that knew Tom that he was happiest when he was around his family. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Tom was fortunate to travel to many countries to share his knowledge of that industry, while providing for his family.
He will be deeply missed and always remembered by his wife of 40 years, Pam (Angel); daughter, Christina Dowell (Bruce); son, Thomas Pusty (fiance Lexie); mother, Helen Pusty; brother, Dan Pusty; sister, Barb Tomeo (Jeff); brother, Bill Pusty (Donna); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
His father, Richard Pusty, and brother, Robert Pusty, preceded him in death.
Viewing will be from 3-8 PM at the Arch L. Heady at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road, on Sunday, March 24. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Cherrywood Road, at 10 AM on Monday, March 25 with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Lung Association to support research for Mesothelioma in support of his father.
- American Lung Association
- Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 25, 2019
March 30, 2019
My husband John & I are very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of our former Naperville neighbor, Tom Pusty. Tom & Pam lived next door to on Muirhead Ct in Naperville approximately 30 years ago (we're still there!) I remember the summer that Tom built the screen-enclosed back yard porch & deck. Tom designed and built it totally by himself. It took all summer (working on it prmarily on weekends). It was a 'tour de force' home project that is still being used by the current neighbors all these years later.
We also remember when daughter Christina joined the Pusty family. What a celebratory time that was! When Christina was baptized, the party went on for 3 days! What a happy occasion.
We also remember Pam teaching Confirmation classes next door when lur oldest son, Jim, was enrolled. You did a great job teaching sometimes 'challenging' teens. Thank you!
And sincere condolences to the entire Pusty family. May Tom find peace & joy in heaven.
All the O'Neals
March 26, 2019
A true friend for many years and one of the great forces in our industry. Your advice and perspective is now absent, but it is you, the person, that will be truly missed.
March 24, 2019
Tommy was the "athletic director". Soccer, dodge ball, kick ball, wiffle ball, and my favorite, Badminton. All in yhe back yard. What a great bunch of neighbors. My prayers to all of you.
March 23, 2019
Tom was one of my great grade school friends. The whole Pusty family were the best neighbors ever. Tom organized endless dodgeball and kickball games and we spent hours in his basement playing Monopoly and hearts. It was clear he was going to be an engineer even when young as he expertly turned a ditch into a brick lined aqueduct in the back yard. Sincerest condolences to his family on this untimely sadness.
March 22, 2019
Many fond memories of Tom and the Pusty family from growing up in Naperville, IL. I was lucky enough to share an evening with Tom in Shanghai. Tom, my wife Jenny and I had dinner at the Peace Hotel on Nanjing Rd. near the Bund and had a lovely evening catching up and reminiscing about Jenny and I's wedding at the same location just prior. Our condolences to the family, especially Pam, Thomas and Christina. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
March 22, 2019
I am devastated at the loss of my great and good friend Tom. I have treasured my relationship with him from the day we first met in Houston. It is hard to imagine the world without Tom, as his loss leaves a great gaping hole in my life, as well as the lives of several of our business colleagues.
Tom and I spoke several times per week, always planning, always in expectation of things moving forward in our mutual interests. Tom encouraged me and inspired me.
Tom and I share a birthday, which has always been a good reminder for each of us to extend each other best wishes. Tom's decency, his clear love and respect of family, especially Pam, and his willingness always to extend himself for his friends are qualities rarely found in the combination found in Tom. I feel as if I have lost a brother--much, much too young.
I hope Tom rests in peace.