Thomas C. Stevens

April 30, 1943March 17, 2021
Obituary of Thomas C. Stevens
Thomas Chapman Stevens, 77, of Oneonta, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home on Goodyear Lake, with his loving family by his side. He was born April 30, 1943, in Columbus, OH son of the late John O. and Janet (Chapman) Stevens. Tom taught Science and Health for 17 years at Milford Central School. He was also a Shooting instructor for the National Shooting Sports Foundation for men and women. During his tenure at Milford School, Tom was very active in coaching basketball and other sports teams. He was an avid fisherman he also loved to hunt and was a true outdoorsman. who taught and passed on his skills to his wife, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tom continued to do all of these activities even when confronted by Muscular Dystrophy in his early 30’s. He always remained positive and upbeat and always managed to be a sharp dressed man no matter what the occasion. He also enjoyed trips to the casinos with his wife and therapy dog Goldie by his side. Above all, Tom cherished his family and enjoyed spending all of the time he possibly could with them. Carleen is notorious for saying “everyone loves Tom”! He was the Santa Clause of his household. Sharing his inner joy and the love of life. Tom shared his inner strength for God and his country. He lived life to the fullest. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Carleen Mitchell Stevens, of Oneonta; his children; Matthew Thomas Stevens and his wife Anne (Cookie) of Keene, NH; Adam John Mitchell and his wife Meloney Dunning of Indianapolis, IN; his daughter Jennifer Jon Sauvola and her husband Lyle of Rindge, NH; his sister Francine Bailey and her husband Robert of Oneonta and his brother, William Stevens and his wife Donna of Oneonta; his 15 loving grandchildren and 7 loving great grandchildren. Tom is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his spouse, Dale Sandford Stevens. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Sarah Allison Buffum and his grandson, Phoenix Jude Dunning Mitchell. The family would like to give a special thanks to his caregiver Angela Palmer and all of the other caregivers and special friends who were so helpful to Tom throughout his journey. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Committal Service for Tom on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 2 PM in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Helios Care, Inc., 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, New York 13820 in loving memory of Thomas Chapman Stevens. To light a candle or send an online condolence, visit Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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