Thomas Joseph Wentland passed away October 17 at the Bronx VA hospital. He was born to Cyril F. Wentland and Pauline E. Sawinski at Nyack Hospital on July 28, 1949. He was a life long resident of Rockland County, having lived in Camp Shanks, Nanuet and Palisades. He attended Nanuet public schools and graduated in 1967. Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany and Vietnam with the artillery unit from 1969-1971.

He was a mechanical “super genius” who spent countless hours toiling away at carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and classic car connoisseur. He will always be remembered for his dedicated service and volunteer work with the John M. Perry Post and the Northvale V.F.W.

Thomas is predeceased by his mother Pauline “Pearl,” father Cyril “Cy” and his sister Cynthia “Cindy.” He is survived by his long-time companion Muriel “Mickey” McDonald, daughter Kari, son Matthew, step-daughters Jude Navarro and Deborah Castro, “Poppy” of Jessica, Ryan, Eric and Thomas, brothers Bobby and Wally, sister-in-law Suzanne, uncle Sonny Ostrom and an extensive number of nieces, nephews, extended family and loyal friends.