ForeverMissed
Thomas Valcich, our Superman, won his 6 1/2 year battle with ALS and passed away on December 8th, 2022 at the age of 56. 

Tom is survived by his wife, Trisha (Stiles); two amazing sons Raine and Reese; Sisters Valerie (LaBarr) and Andrea (Head); stepmom Olga, and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends and his beloved fur babies Quincy and Harley. 

Tom was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Elizabeth and his sister, Elizabeth.  

Tom grew up in Haddon Twp., NJ and attended Paul VI H.S. where he played his favorite sport, baseball. It was his freshman year, at 15, when he met his soulmate Trisha through a mutual friend.  And so, their love story began. 

Tom graduated from Drexel University in 1989 and began his lifelong career of 33years at PSEG in Salem, NJ.  He was a dedicated, honest and fair employee then boss. During this time he earned his master’s degree in engineering management. Tom and Trisha also got married in 1989 after dating for 8 years. In 1992 they built their first home in Mullica Hill, NJ; a quaint antiquing town that they loved.  It’s here where they raised their two amazing sons, Raine now 25years old and Reese now 22 years old.  

Tom’s family was first in his life. Any decision he made revolved around Trisha and the boys. Tom was always present to coach their teams, for homework, guidance and made every effort to attend every game and event his boys had.  His devotion to his family was beyond words. Tom touched all the lives that met him, he will be dearly missed. 

*Visitation Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 9am to Noon at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 51 N Main St, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Tom's service will begin following visitation. Interment private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Toms name to:

*Team Gleason Foundation
P.O. Box 24493
New Orleans, LA 70184 or to 

*Tracy’s Paws Rescue
P.O. Box 849
Hondo, TX 78861

Fertig Funeral Home


January 15
January 15
God created man in his own likeness, this is so true with Tom. He was very kind, generous, gracious, professional, someone you could always count on and look up to, a true friend. He was perfection. I never heard him say swear word or say a unkind word. He saw the good in everyone and every task presented to him. He was one of a kind. 

His love for his family was clearly written on his face, his eyes and smile lit up at the mention of Trish, Raine, Reese and his furry family members too. 

We all have a very special Angel watching over us now. May he Rest In Peace.
January 13
January 13
I met Tom July 10, 1989, our first day working at PSE&G on Artificial Island in the Nuclear Fuel Supply group. We “clicked” immediately and the relationship began its continuous growth. Everything we did we had fun. In all my travels around this world, I’ve not met anyone who had anything remotely close to what we had…someone to always be there to be a co-worker, friend and brother for 24 hours a day; 7 days a week; 365 days a year for over 33 years. He was my real life GOAT! This void can never be filled.

Tom was the epitome of a gentlemen…always exhibiting class, grace, warmth and compassion while having the conviction to be strong, confident and nurturing in his leadership. I’ve seen it again and again and again. 

As you might imagine, too many stories to tell…all funny in their own way. 

A beautiful and strong woman told me, “God takes the good ones first”…wow, was she right!

So now, we have to carry on with the same courage Tom taught us all about over these past 6 ½ years.

I told Tom that I’ll always be there and do my best for Trisha, Raine and Reese…he looked at me, rolled his eyes, smiled that Tom smile and said, “I know that”. 

Until we meet again…miss you with all my heart and soul.
January 13
January 13
Like many others, my association with Tom was through PSEG Nuclear. He was the new kid on the block back in 1989 and went from being a coworker to my Nuclear Fuels director many years later. All the time he was always a true leader - positive, helpful and great to work with, even as his health issues started to take hold. His strong commitment to his family, friends, and colleagues created a legacy that will surely live on. May his memory be a blessing.
January 4
January 4
As a PSEG employee, I had the pleasure of working for Tom when he was named manager of procurement and warehouse operations. Having worked for quite a few managers over my thirty plus years with PSEG, I can easily say that Tom was by far the best to work for. While extremely intelligent and detailed, he had a demeanor that always left me at ease and knowing I had his utmost support. This leadership style and personality made me want to do everything to support him in return. Tom, above all was just a caring and genuine human being. My sincere condolences to his family for your loss. 
January 3
January 3
Tom Valcich was a good man. He was one of the first people I met in the nuclear industry some 30 years ago and he immediately struck me as a true gentleman and a very genuine person. I know he will be fondly remembered and missed by all those who knew him. May you Rest In Peace Tom.
January 3
January 3
Tom,
You served your God well and may you rest in peace. I love you and will miss you! May your wife and children live out your legacy and strong healthy beliefs!

I thank you so for your leadership and guidance over the years. Be blessed knowing you gave me my last 10 years of peek pleasure working as a discipled project manager! Be blessed and I will see you on the other side! JP   
December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022
I had the pleasure to meet Tom early in both our nuclear careers. He was always a pleasure to work with - personable, direct, and dependable. We shared many conversations about starting our young families and grew to be good friends. I have very nice memories of long conversations and hearing about his boys and family and could vicariously follow along via Xmas cards and phone call. I miss him very much and will always think of him with a smile on my face. Sincerest condolences to Trish, Raine and Reese for the loss of your Superman. He was.
Dana
December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022
Tom was a great colleague. Everyone who had the privilege to interact with Tom not only respected him, but found him to be a “good guy” and truly considered him a friend. He will be immensely missed. 
December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022
Wonderful memories of Tom’s many years at PSEG in the nuclear fuels group. His many uranium industry friends will miss his professionalism, family focus, personality and positive outlook. We would all be blessed to leave such a legacy. Prayers for Tom’s family.
December 28, 2022
December 28, 2022
Tom truly was Superman. He was the greatest hero to Trisha, Raine, Reese and to all his family and friends. Tom and I first met working at the Cherry Hill Mall. Tom was my “Best Man” and I was his. Our families have grown together for the past 40 years. He was the greatest friend any one could ever want. His casual everyday life living as “Clark Kent” never hid the fact that he was a Super Man to me.

I along with Maria, Matthew, and Lily will miss him tremendously.

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January 15
January 15
God created man in his own likeness, this is so true with Tom. He was very kind, generous, gracious, professional, someone you could always count on and look up to, a true friend. He was perfection. I never heard him say swear word or say a unkind word. He saw the good in everyone and every task presented to him. He was one of a kind. 

His love for his family was clearly written on his face, his eyes and smile lit up at the mention of Trish, Raine, Reese and his furry family members too. 

We all have a very special Angel watching over us now. May he Rest In Peace.
January 13
January 13
I met Tom July 10, 1989, our first day working at PSE&G on Artificial Island in the Nuclear Fuel Supply group. We “clicked” immediately and the relationship began its continuous growth. Everything we did we had fun. In all my travels around this world, I’ve not met anyone who had anything remotely close to what we had…someone to always be there to be a co-worker, friend and brother for 24 hours a day; 7 days a week; 365 days a year for over 33 years. He was my real life GOAT! This void can never be filled.

Tom was the epitome of a gentlemen…always exhibiting class, grace, warmth and compassion while having the conviction to be strong, confident and nurturing in his leadership. I’ve seen it again and again and again. 

As you might imagine, too many stories to tell…all funny in their own way. 

A beautiful and strong woman told me, “God takes the good ones first”…wow, was she right!

So now, we have to carry on with the same courage Tom taught us all about over these past 6 ½ years.

I told Tom that I’ll always be there and do my best for Trisha, Raine and Reese…he looked at me, rolled his eyes, smiled that Tom smile and said, “I know that”. 

Until we meet again…miss you with all my heart and soul.
January 13
January 13
Like many others, my association with Tom was through PSEG Nuclear. He was the new kid on the block back in 1989 and went from being a coworker to my Nuclear Fuels director many years later. All the time he was always a true leader - positive, helpful and great to work with, even as his health issues started to take hold. His strong commitment to his family, friends, and colleagues created a legacy that will surely live on. May his memory be a blessing.
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Olga Valcich

December 28, 2022


I met Tommy Andrea and Valerie on March 5th 1977 Andrea's birthday. Tommy was just 11 and a half years old and he was the kindest gentlest young man that I ever met at that age and continue to remain that way as he grew older.
Tommy's dad and I were married on August 27th 1977 and Tommy gave me away. 
..Tommy was one in a million . as Mark and Trisha and the boys will attest Tommy was a Superman he never worried about himself he was always caring  about everyone else always wanted to please everyone else his wife and his family were the first love in his life.

I feel privileged to have been his stepmother...   I feel privileged to be part of the Valcich family.May God bless you Tommy and angels protect you.  In heaven with his mom and dad..Tommy you will be so missed. With all my love Olga.







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