Thomas J. Formes

July 24, 1945August 28, 2013

Thomas John Formes was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ben and Flora Formes on July 24, 1945. He was one of four children. Thomas passed away peacefully in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 28, 2013 at the age of 68.

He was the beloved husband of Susan for 16 years. Loving father of Kimberly (Keith) Andes, Karen (Paul) Huney, Thomas (Mary Dowd) Formes, Kathy (Dan) Farkas and Shawn McKeel. Dear "Papa" of five grandchildren: Gabrielle Sosebee, Mason Farkas, Rachel Andes, Kristina Andes and Kara Andes. Brother of Ida (the late Rocco) Pirozzi, and Louise Stewart. Uncle to Alex (Irene) Pirozzi and to Gina Pirozzi and great-uncle of Marco (Jan) Pirozzi and Tania Pirozzi. Thomas will also be missed by his faithful companion Jake the dog.

Thomas was a Detroit Police Officer for 25 years until he retired in 1997. He loved his family passionately and wanted only the best for them and would do everything in his power to make it happen. Thomas loved to hunt and fish and looked forward to every season to doing so. His grandchildren where the world to him. He had a nick name for each one of them.

There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Genevieve on Saturday the 14th of September at 11:00 am. There will be a luncheon immediately following at Buca Di beppo on 6 mile and 275 in Livonia.

Memorial Donations may be made in Thomas' name to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.



  • Memorial Mass Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thomas J. Formes

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Kim Andes

September 28, 2013

Dear Dad,
It has only been a month since your passing and I am missing you more and more everyday. I think about you all of the time and wish I could talk to you. It's hard for me to go to sleep at night and every morning that I wake up the first thing I think of is you. It is so hard to believe that you are gone.....Dad you were the strongest person that I have ever met. Can you please give me the strength I need to make this easier for me. I love and miss you dearly. Love, Kim

James Saunders

September 22, 2013

Dear Susan. You and your entire family have my heartfelt sorrow for the death of your Beloved Husband Thomas. No doubt you miss him very much and now there is a huge hole in your life since he died. Remember Jesus words."Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted.Matthew 5:4.

Judy DeFlorio, PT

September 14, 2013

I had the honor of being Tom's home care physical therapist. Amazing that despite ongoing medical challenges, Tom and Sue courageously endured as true partners, fueled by their deep love and great humor. An inspiration to us all, as to what life is all about...May sweet memories sooth your hearts at this time.

Patricia Rosso

September 5, 2013

Our most sincere condolences to the entire Formes family. We pray that your loss and heartache is eased by remembering the wonderful memories.
May God grant him peace and His perpetual light shine upon him.
Pat & Don Rosso

September 5, 2013

My Sweetest Soul Mate,
Its been a week and my heart aches more and more everyday. I keep thinking I need to go to the hospital everyday to spend time with you and or bring you home. We both know that isn't possible. :( I will love you forever and ever and as promised my our Lord we will live together forever with eternal life. Until then sweetheart rest in peace.
Love Hugs and Many Kisses,

Kathy Farkas

September 4, 2013

You not only my Step-Dad you were my FRIEND. You will be MISSED and LOVED every single day. I will miss all of our teasing each other that we used to do and our talks for hours on end about life.
This is NOT a Goodbye but it is a UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!!!

Karen Huney

September 4, 2013

Dearest Dad,
My heart is breaking. I keep waiting for the phone to ring and to hear your voice say "Hi, K!" I'm not sure how I'm going to spend my days off because I always looked forward to seeing you. Thank you so much for all of your help and teaching me everything-about dogs, lawn, home repair and cooking. You will surely be missed. I feel like a part of me has died. You will always be in my heart, I love you, Dad.

Kim Andes

August 31, 2013

Kim Andes

August 31, 2013

Kim Andes

August 31, 2013