Thomas E. Eysaman, age 69, a lifelong Ilion resident, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at the MVHS St. Elizabeth Campus after a brief illness. At the time of his passing he had the support of his loving wife and family at his side.
Born in Herkimer on November 7, 1953, Thomas was the son of the late Earl and Nancy (White) Eysaman. He was raised and educated locally and attended Ilion schools.
On May 6, 1972, Thomas was wed to the former Ellen Moore and together they shared in a blessed and devoted marriage of over fifty years.
Tom was a hardworking man who spent the majority of his career at Remington Arms where he retired from the final assembly department. In his spare time he was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and for the last thirty years has been a very avid turkey hunter.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his son, Michael Eysaman, Sr. and his girlfriend, Kortny and her daughter, Hensley, of Ilion; his daughter, Sarah Tillinghast and her husband, Adam, of Ilion; his grandchildren, Tyler Coolidge and girlfriend, Amber, Michael Eysaman, Jr., Leah Davis and Salem Tillinghast; his brothers and sister-in-law, Tim and Sandy Eysaman and William Eysaman; his nephew, Shaun Eysaman; his niece, Shannon Brzezinski and husband, Michael; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A special thank you is extended to the Ilion Ambulance Corp and to the nursing staff of St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s CTICU for their kindness and compassion shown to Tom and his family.
In keeping with Tom’s wishes, there will be no formal services at this time. For those wishing to do so, gestures of condolence may be sent to his wife, Ellen, at 127 South Third Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea, Ciaccia & Applegate Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com.