Dr. Thomas A. “Tom” Vanderslice

1932 ∼ 2020

Julie Vanderslice of Waldorf, Maryland wrote:

I’m sorry for the family’s loss and that I won’t be able to attend the funeral. Tom was such a substantial person and I’ll never forget the times that my father and his brothers Jim, and Tom we’re together. They were truly the greatest generation. We won’t see their like again. Love and prayers.

Maria Remigio of Hyannis ma wrote:

Rest in peace mrs Thomas, May God give you avery special place together with MisVandeslices!

Joseph T Vanderslice of The Woodlands, TX wrote:

To my cousins, I’m sorry that I am unable to attend in person. God’s blessings to you in this difficult time. Regards, Joe

Clarkson University Board of Trustees of Potsdam, New York wrote:

On behalf of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees, where Dr. Vanderslice served as a valued member of the Board, we send our deepest condolences to his sons and extended family. He was truly committed to higher education and opening new doors for students. He will be missed.

Suzanne & Doug Cole of New Canaan wrote:

Tom sounds like a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and role model. He will truly be missed by so many in our Boston College Community. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Very Truly, Suzanne & Doug Cole

Kelli & Michael Manring of CA wrote:

Dear Peter and the rest of the Vanderslice family. I am deeply saddened to hear the news. My memories are of 40 years ago of the smile and welcome I always felt when visiting. Sending you with love and support.

Jerry and Cristina Vanderslice of Lowell, AR wrote:

Tom, Paul, John, and Peter, We were really sorry to hear the news about your Dad. I will remember Uncle Tom as a hugely successful and generous man. His list of charitable endeavors and donations/endowments is endless and that is a real tribute to your family. The most special one for me is the chemistry chair at BC in my Dad’s name. Mom and Dad were super proud of that, even if your Uncle Joe wouldn’t admit it.

Jerry and Cristina Vanderslice of Lowell, AR wrote:

My best to you and your families. Jerry.

Ed Balazs of Manhattan Beach, CA wrote:

Deepest Condolences to the Vanderslice family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Dr. Vanderslice certainly lived an extraordinary life, and made his mark on the world; as well as his family and friends. May he rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Ed B,

Ranjit Bawa of New Jersey wrote:

Peter, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you during these difficult times. • Ranjit Bawa and Family

Peter Vanderslice, PhD of Houston, TX wrote:

My deepest condolences to Uncle Tom's family and friends. He was a true inspiration not only because of his great drive and success but by the fact that he was so generous to the institutions that help mold him including the Catholic church and Boston college. I know my family was so honored when he established a chair in chemistry at BC named after my mother and father. We still have a copy of the eulogy he gave at my father's funeral standing in front of the stain glass window dedicated to my grandparents that he himself had previously donated. His generosity was boundless and he will be missed dearly.

Sandra Moose of Chestnut Hill wrote:

Apologies for my tardy condolences. I met Tom in 1979 as a member of the Board of Directors of GTE. In fact, I was on a small committee of directors who interviewed him for the position of President and COO. Tom brought great energy and a "can do" attitude to GTE which at the time was heavily regulated. He was hard working, thoughtful and deeply committed to the success of the company--all of which was greatly appreciated. You have my heartfelt sympathy for your profound loss. Warmest regards, Sandy Moose

ondine mcburney of greenwich wrote:

Dearest Paul, Tom & families, With heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your wonderful Father. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Ondine