Thomas T. Ganzer

August 27, 1947June 14, 2013

Thomas Tod Ganzer (Tom), age 65, a resident of both Orange County, NY and Rockland County, NY entered into eternal rest at his home in Washingtonville, NY, on June 14, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 27, 1947, in Hibbing, Minnesota, to the late Tod O. Ganzer and Dorothy L. Ganzer (Knarvek). At age 4, the family moved to Buffalo, NY for several years, then relocated to Spring Valley NY where he graduated Spring Valley High School in 1965 and went on to serve as an Automatic Flight Control System Specialist in the United States Air Force from 1966-1969. After his service in the Military, he was employed by the automobile and yacht industry for the rest of his working career. He retired in 2008 to care for his elderly parents for the remainder of their lives. Tom was a devoted, loyal and loving father, grandfather, brother and son. He was passionate about his hobbies, which included boating, camping, gardening and his love for cars and his pets. He meticulously cared for everything he loved. He had a wild sense of humor (fum-unda cheese) and will be truly missed by all who knew him. Tom is survived by his two sons, Tod P. Ganzer and Lee T. Ganzer, their mother, Ruby Rickard, stepson, Scott F. Stanley, stepdaughter, Nicole F. Herring, three granddaughters, Scout, Alexandria, and Melissa, his loving companion of fifteen years, Susie Herring, sister, Susan Ganzer-Andrews, her husband Gary Andrews, their two children Brittany and Spencer and his other daughter, Sasha the dog. Visitation will be held at David T. Ferguson funeral home, 20 North Street Washingtonville, NY 10992, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 for family and friends from 5-8pm with service to follow at 8PM. Cremation will be private and Memorial Service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to The American Cancer Society and Hospice. For further info, directions or to leave a fond memory of Tom or condolence's fro his family please visit our website at Arrangements under the care of Thomas A. Murray of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home.



  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013


  • Cremation is Private

Thomas T. Ganzer

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August 6, 2013

How could I forget doing so I would lose memories of me.

Rest in Peace Tommy,

RuthAnn Rushworth

June 20, 2013

Lee and family,
My heart is with you as you say goodbye to your father. I am glad that you were able to visit with him and spend time with him before he left. You are in my prayers xoxoxox

Cathie Mellon

June 18, 2013

\I went through Jr High with Tommy, graduated SVHigh 65.Such a great good looking guy real cool.I met up again with Tommy when we bought 2 VWs from him when he was working at spring valley V.W .We followed him to Howard Holmes and bought an AUDI great man wonderful salesman. Our condolences to the Ganzer Family Cathie Conklin Mellon.

June 18, 2013

I loved looking at the pictures! What an amazing life Tom lived surrounded by so much love. Lee you look so much like your father did as a young man. I love the picture of all of us. How young we were!

Jennifer Herring

June 18, 2013

To Ruby, Scott, Lee and Tod:
Remember our dear neighbors oh so well.
So sorry about the loss of a real good man. Our sincere sympathy,
Maureen and Mickey Finn

June 18, 2013

Sincere condolences to the family and may you experience God's comfort during this difficult time.
Psalm 147:3.

Becky Hall

June 18, 2013

Sending my love and prayers to my "Ganzer Boys". Your Dad was a very special man. Love, Becky

Danna Psencik

June 18, 2013

My prayers are with Tom's family. Rest in peace Tommy. Your cousin in Texas, Danna Krnavek Psencik

Tom Murray and the Staff of Ferguson Funeral Home

June 17, 2013

Extending our sincerest condolences.