Hoy Funeral Home


Thomas J. Besecker

June 4, 1951September 12, 2020

BESECKER, Thomas J. September 12, 2020 of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved husband of the late Carmen (nee Pappaceno). Loving father of Melissa (Joshua) Russell and Carrie (Jeffrey) Helak. Cherished Papa of Jacob, Molly, Nicolas and Thomas. Dear brother of Phyllis (late Richard) Schulz. Also survived by many family and friends. The family will be present on Wednesday September 16th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME 3855 Seneca St. West Seneca, NY. Re-opening restrictions limit the number of individuals allowed in the funeral home at the same time. We welcome you to visit with the family and ask for your patience if you experience delays. Face masks are required. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired, contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Online condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Thomas J. Besecker

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mr & mrs. alfred Helak

September 16, 2020

carrie and jeff, we are so sorry for your loss.....didnt come out to wake due to covid...hope you are all ok.... in our thoughts and, aunt trudy and uncle fred

Katherine Kilian

September 15, 2020

It has been a great pleasure to have met and sat with at Tim,s (NOCO) Retirement group. Many stories and scratch offs played.
Will miss you. Things will not be the same without you.

Sue Horning Oksman

September 14, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. Tom worked with my late husband, Barry Oksman, at Ford. We used to enjoy seeing both Tom and Carmen out at UAW events. Tom was always full of smiles and laughter and always made everyone laugh. He had a big heart and was a great man. He called me awhile ago just to check in see how I was doing after Barry passed away in 2018. He wanted to make sure I was doing OK and just chat. I hadn’t talk to him since and I was just thinking about him the other day.
I hope you find peace in memories of fun times with Tom. He always spoke so highly of his family and loved all of you so much. With much sympathy to all of you at this time

Jessica Saddleson (Smith)

September 14, 2020

Carrie and Melissa,

So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. I loved your parents and have so many great memories of summers at your house. They were so kind to me as a kid. I remember sneaking into your yard when I was suppose to wait for you to come home before swimming and I fell in your pool when no one was there. I couldn’t swim yet and if it wasn’t for your dad pulling me out I might not be here. Praying for you and your families during this sad time.

Jessica Saddleson. (Smith)

Donna Gosciak

September 14, 2020

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. The Sacca Family


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