Thomas John Bayliss, beloved husband, brother, and friend, passed away on December 22, 2023, at the age of 74. Born on June 25, 1949, in Wampsville, New York, Thomas left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Described as a quiet and private man, Thomas was a pillar of strength and kindness. He approached life with humility and treated everyone he encountered with respect and compassion. His love for his family and friends was evident in everything he did.
Thomas's dedication to serving his country was commendable. He honorably served in the United States Navy in the Philippines. His commitment and sacrifice in defending his nation were a testament to his unwavering patriotism.
In his free time, Thomas found solace in the embrace of nature. He enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and fishing. These hobbies not only allowed him to appreciate the beauty of the natural world but also provided opportunities for shared experiences with loved ones.
Thomas will be deeply missed by his surviving family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Janice Bayliss; step-daughters: Dawn Daino and husband Andrew of Clay, New York, and Robin Daino of Oswego, New York; cherished grandchildren: Jerrell Brooks, Emanuel Hoffman, and Savannah Borza; brother Peter Bayliss and his wife Debra of Liverpool, New York; sister-in-law Jeanette Crumble of Benton, Arkansas; and many family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Catherine (Frito) Bayliss; as well as his brother Jack Bayliss and sister Kathy Cole.
The memories that Thomas leaves behind are filled with warmth and love. His gentle spirit touched the lives of many, leaving an everlasting impact on each one he encountered. To know him was to understand the true meaning of kindness and selflessness.
As we bid farewell to Thomas, let us honor his memory by emulating the compassion and humility that defined his character. In doing so, we can keep his spirit alive and continue his legacy of love.
Thomas John Bayliss, rest now in eternal peace, knowing that you have made this world a better place through your presence and the love you shared. Your memory will forever reside in our hearts.