Thomas P. "Pope" Croke

August 5, 1963December 26, 2012

On December 26, 2012, Thomas P. Croke, loving son of Maria Croke and the late Francis Croke; dear brother of Richard and Timothy Croke and the late Robert Croke; brother-in-law of Elizabeth Croke.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Church (Bradshaw) on Monday, December 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Moreland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Dr., Suite 202, Baltimore MD 21204.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 30, 2012

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 30, 2012

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, December 31, 2012


Thomas P. "Pope" Croke

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Steve Doudiken

January 25, 2013

The Pope was a dear friend and a great musician. I was privileged to play with him in several bands, including Infant Lunch, Doctors for God, Not Dog Pound and Mo Fine. He was a brother musician and I loved him. He will live in my heart always. - Steve Doudiken

Aliki Potiris

January 22, 2013

Pope was so very dear, the best listener, and kind friend, talented musician and interesting and wise. I will miss his friendship, his encouragement and inspiration. He will be missed greatly by many, many people whose lives he has touched.
Rest in Peace, dearest Pope.
Condolences to all his friends and his family.

Linda Bork

January 15, 2013

I'm so sad to hear about Pope. He was kind and funny, someone I was always glad to see. I will always treasure the memories I have of him.

Mike Daugherty

January 14, 2013

Pope was an inspiration to me. A great musician, a gentleman, and a true original. My condolences to his family.

Rupert Wondolowski

January 11, 2013

Pope was a thoughtful, unique person who spoke frankly and refreshingly. I'm glad I had the chance to know him and make musIc with him, practices would wear my lungs out with laughing.

Lauri Scally

January 11, 2013

My condolences to the family. Tom was truly one of a kind. A very special friend. He will be missed.

Anne Bonafede

January 10, 2013

knew him and loved him. my heart is breaking......


Katie Brennan

January 10, 2013

I will love you forever for your brilliance and kindness Pope. I just wish I could have held your hand or at least said goodbye. Goodnight friend

Laura Fick

January 10, 2013

Pope was a wonderful and talented person whom I was always so happy to see. I wish I could have spent more time with him. He will be missed. Sending my condolences.


January 10, 2013

I'm stunned to hear about Pope now, so sad. Raissa and Jon Swift said it all, I'll just add that I and so many others appreciated and will miss him. Absolutely one of a kind. My condolences to his family as well.