Thomas F. Mergogey

October 11, 1991July 9, 2019

Thomas F. Mergogey, 27, of Beachwood, NJ, passed away Tuesday July 9, 2019 suddenly at home. Tom was a lifelong resident of Beachwood. He attended Westchester University in Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and was working toward a Master’s Degree. While at Westchester, Tom belonged to the fraternity Beta Theta Pi, Christian organization CRU, the Friar Society and was an Orientation Leader as well as a Resident Assistant. Most recently, Tom was in recruiting in New York. In his spare time, Tom mentored high school students in Toms River High School South’s Science program. (ASR) Authentic Science Research.

Whenever he entered a room Tom’s presence always made it brighter. He had a love for life and enjoyed the beach, sailing, surfing and snowboarding. He will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved him.

Predeceased by his father Greg in 2016, Tom was also predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Simon Doyle and his paternal grandparents Chester and Helen Mergogey. Tom is survived by his mother Jean Mergogey and her significant other David Leighty, his brother Greg Mergogey and his sister Colleen Green and her husband Justin and his niece Emilia Green. Tom is also survived by his maternal grandmother Loretta Mullins Doyle and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation Monday July 15, 2019 from 3-7 pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday July 16, 2019 10 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Toms River, with interment to follow to St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 16, 2019


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Tamzid Hossain

July 16, 2019

I am truly heartbroken to have heard this today. Tom and I worked together as part of Orientation and Res Life at West Chester. He was so lively, kind, and positive in all my interactions with him.

I am deeply saddened. You and your family are in my heart and mind today.

My most heartfelt condolences.

Tamzid Hossain

Jeanmarie Mergogey

July 12, 2019


To say I am heartbroken is putting it mildly. I will never get over losing you so young. You had so much to offer in life. But God had other plans.

Your love of life and learning always inspired me. Your kind heart and sensitive nature touched so many people.

My only consolation is that you are with Dad, Grandpop and a host of people who have left us too soon, before you.

Know that I will never get over losing you,

Love you,


Kim Bukowski

July 11, 2019

Rest In Peace sweet man and know you are loved by many and will be missed. We know you are with your dad and that is comforting to all of us. Shine your light on your beautiful mother every once in awhile!!!

Our hearts are breaking for your family, may they find peace and joy again in their cherished memories of you, Thomas. God Bless each of you.

The Bukowski ‘s (Hank, Kim, Victoria, Jonathan and Brett)