Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 1, 2014

Thomas J. Anderson

TRAVERSE CITY — Thomas J. Anderson of Traverse City passed away Dec. 27, 2013 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 22, 1947 to John E. and Betty (Wayeshe) Anderson in Northport. Tom married Victoria Margaret “Vicki” Mashka on April 11, 1970 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton.

Tom was a life time member of the Traverse City Elks Lodge, past treasurer of the Eagles and a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He worked for Map-Pul Equipment and T&J Equipment for many years in sales and lastly for Meijer in the sporting goods area. He loved spending time with his family and his black lab, Malayla. Tom was a huge sports fan, he would watch any sporting event that would be on ESPN but always would enjoy watching the Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings, Lions, Wolverines and Spartans. Tom was also an avid golfer and bowler.

Tom was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Vicki; son, Eddie; brothers, Harvey and John Eric; and his sisters, Brenda and Linda. He is survived by his daughters, Joanne(Scott) Winowiecki of Traverse City and Lisa(Joe) Cox of Waterford, Mich.; son, Tom Anderson of Tempe, Ariz.; grandchildren, Craig and Kellen Winowiecki and Patrick, Isabel, Thomas and John Cox; his brother, Charles “Jumbo” Anderson of Arlington, Va.; uncle, Tony Wayeshe of Fountain Hills, Ariz., sister, Jennifer Baker of Williamsburg; brothers, Jonathan Anderson of Williamsburg, Jeffery Anderson of Elk Rapids, Jacob Anderson of Dallas, Texas and James Anderson of Traverse City.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Jan, 2, 2014, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home with a Funeral service at 11 a.m., on Friday with visitation one hour prior at the Funeral Home.

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