In Loving Memory of Thomas Sisko

October 26, 1940
Elizabeth, NJ
January 07, 2020
Bridgeport, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Memorial Service Celebrating Tom's Life

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

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Thomas Sisko

Thomas A. Sisko, age 79, of Bridgeport, formerly of Chantilly, VA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Jewish Senior Services. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, he graduated from Westfield High School, Class of 1958 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Tom received a BA Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1962, a Masters in Computer Programming and Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Tom worked for many years as a Software Engineer and System Manager at Lockheed Martin and later taught at the Nysmith School for the Gifted. Tom also taught mathematics for 8 years at a private school in Tehran, Iran during the reign of the Shah for most of the 70’s. Survivors include three nieces, Nina Wilde of Bensalem, PA, Rebecca Jarit and her husband Paddy of Trumbull and Jennifer Capalbo and her husband Anthony of Fairfield. A memorial service celebrating Tom’s life will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private in the family plot in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, NJ. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com

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  1. I first met Tom in 1966 when he was Scoutmaster of a Westfield, NJ Boy Scout troop. In 1969 we worked together at Camp Watchung in NJ. Tom was always a first class guy!
    I next saw Tom when he arrived for a neighborhood Christmas party in Chantilly, VA in 1978. Turns out he had just moved in the neighborhood. Yes, we got Tom involved in Boy Scout Troop 682, Chantilly, VA. Tom was a terrific leader and molder of young men thru scouting. You have no idea how many young men were influenced by Tom thru his work in scouts. Last night when I told our sons of Tom’s passing the response was: Tom was a good guy and a class act! He is probably in heaven right now forming a troop of old scouts!

  2. My son & I got to know Tom very well during our years in Troop 682; Tom was an excellent mentor to Blake as he earned his Eagle Scout award (as he was to all the boys in the troop). He was missed greatly after his stroke and we’re sure he’s leading a troop in Heaven.

  3. I am so sad to see this obituary and realize it is too late to be present at a memorial service, but want to offer my sincerest condolences. He was a very dedicated Boy Scout leader with Troop 682 at Pleasant Valley UMC which is how we got to know him. Our family truly appreciated his dry sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye. Seeing him help the boys in the scout troop excel and achieve their goals was heartwarming. You could tell he was always there cheering on those boys and wishing the very best for them. Tom was truly a gem.

  4. My aunt Bertha was sister to Tom’s mother. I’ve know Tom all my life, and I am so sorry he died. My deepest sympathy to his niece and family. Tom always had a good sense of humor, and I’m so sorry he is gone, we used to have outings when we were kids, and always had fun with Tom

  5. BTW, I have some old photos of Tom with mother and brothers and father…..if you would like them, please contact me, I put my email on this website…just put Tom’s name in subject line so I don’t delete by accident