Thomas Edward “Tom” Gaskill, 84, of Englewood, Fla., was united with his Maker, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, after an extended illness.
Tom was born May 7, 1929, in Mishawaka, Ind.
He will be greatly missed by his beloved spouse, Laurine; two children, Michelle Moseley and Mark (Pamela) Gaskill, both of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Thomas Bailey, Nichole Gibbs and Kasey Gaskill; great-grandchildren, Robin and Paul Bailey; sister, Fran (Sonny) Lazar of Ruskin, Fla.; brothers, Joseph (Kathy) Gaskill of Lithia, Fla., and Harold (Mary) Gaskill of Riverview, Fla.; nephew, Dennis (Linda) Beadle of Bradenton, Fla.; and stepchildren, Ben Waldbeser and Kay Kuhn of Milford, Ind. Tom will be welcomed into the afterlife by his parents, Joseph Gaskill and Marchia; first wife, Yvonne Janette; great-grandson, Christopher; foster parents, John and Clara Bixler; and foster sisters, Vera Beadle, Erma Johnson and Gladys Wagner.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Sunnybrook Alliance Church, 6401 Sunnybrook Blvd., Englewood. Memorial contributions may be directed to Tidewell Hospice, 12050 N. Access Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981.