- 46 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 24, 1967
- Place of birth:
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 30, 2014
- Place of passing:
Tampa, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Tom be a reminder of his love for life that will be with us forever.|
"It is hard to believe you are gone. I remember our last conversation. See you again when I get there."
"Where has the time gone since you left for paradise?I miss you daily. Please plead the case for WORLD PEACE for all of us here on earth.I love you!
"Good morning man...
Hard to believe it's been 3 years ago today, that you went home to heaven. Not a day has gone by that you haven't been thought of, remembered and missed... We had a blast for 18+ years traveling the world with all of our adventures back in the day and I honestly can't wait to do it all over again with you some day soon across all of God's universes...
Til that time, I'll still be living, loving and missing you man.... Mike"
"Still missing you...love you forever!"
"Miss that beautiful smile!"
"It does not seem possible that 2 years have passed since you left for paradise. Check out the view from the big house I finally made it after 3 years. RCC must have some stories to tell you, so try not to fall off your chair. I miss you! Love, Kelli"
"Thanks for the Tributes folks.... Bill, you know he loved his work and loved kicking Managements azz in all those cases......"
"Tom, things at work just aren't the same without you there. Your energy is missing, big-time. You are remembered by everybody, believe me........Bill Kilgore"
"I will forever remember your smile."
"Still miss you just as much as I did 2 years ago. I think of you quite often but you'll be on my mind extra today. Love you always!"
Still loving and missing you man... So many awesome memories and adventures we shared.... You were a beyond amazing human being and I was so honored to have called you mine and stood by your side for those almost 19 years.. I love you so much babe...Can't wait to see you soon and introduce you to someone who helped me mend my life back together...I truely believe both him and you were Heaven sent.. Soon man...Until then, I'll see u in my dreams.. Mike"
"i miss you and have a letter written to tell you all about what has happened this year. I know you have the best view, so fill me in via stereo scoop. RIP"
"That smile is forever in my mind. It makes me smile. Your sweet and kind heart is missed."
"I will always remember Tom for his kindness, smile and his love of Mustang cars he had. Tom always had a welcoming sense about him. What this world needed was more People like Tom, not less..... I still can't believe you are gone. Rest in Peace my friend, until I see you again. Your friend always. Mike"
"hey babe....just a late night happy birthday wish for ya....
Sweet dreams man......Gnight...."
"Happy Birthday, Uncle Tom!"
"Met Tom when I moved here in ninth grade. Danced many under 21 nightclubs with him. We went to homecoming together. He went to Pitt. I went to USC and we lost touch. Saw him again for a New Years Eve where I had the pleasure of meeting Mike. I thought how lucky the 2 of you were to share so much love, so many adventures. Laughed at dane pics through the years as well as money strewn on the bed from Vegas wins. I will say my goodbyes this Saturday. The memories and an akward looking homecoming picture of skinny Tom and me in a frumpy dress I will keep forever. Thanks for being a friend."
"In High School, you never had to say a word. That smile said it all. May God keep you close. Peace to Mike and both families. Rest now for you will be busy watching over us as all Angels do.
Peace my friend"
"Many know by now that I, as well as others, lost an incredible human being in Tom Battaglia on Thursday 1/30/14. His partner, Michael O'stean, of 18 years and family have taken this loss very hard and understandably so. Mike and Tom literally traveled all over the world as Mike is a pilot and they had the means to do so. In that time they accumulated thousands of pictures. Mike and Tom's family hosted a "Celebration of Life" in honor of Tom yesterday. It was very sad and yet very therapeutic and very well done with of course lots of pictures of Tom that reflected both his travels, love of life and love for Mike. Unfortunately during our time yesterday Mike also learned of the passing of his father, whom had been ill. It is a lot to accept at once and I pray Mike finds strength in God and others.
The song noted at the bottom speaks to this loss. Through music I find peace and I hope Mike and Tom's Family and friends can as well.
Tom you stud - I am gonna miss ya - as stated before - Keep smiling on us
Go to Youtube and type in Pictures Of You - The Cure - Lyrics"
"Tom... THE WORLD JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT SMALLER.... BUT HEAVEN JUST BECAME A WHOLE LOT BRIGHTER!!! ANYWHERE OUR AMAZING TOM IS I KNOW WE ALL WON'T MIND GOING.
THE LOVE YOU AND MIKE SHARED WAS SO REAL SO TRUE SO DEEP. THE TWO OF YOU SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT A CLASS TO THE REST OF US!!!
I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR SWEET MIKE EACH AND EVERY DAY!
YOU LEFT A BEAUTIFUL LEGACY ....THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!! YOU WILL DEFINATELY BE MISSED BEYOND WORDS. WELL DONE DEAR TOM.
WE ALL LOVE YOU ...SO EASY TO DO!
LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS... Kirscha"
"I was shocked to hear of Tom's departure. May his family cherrish the memories, your are in my prayers."
"Hey babe.....Yet again, another beautiful morning begins here on the back deck without you....I honestly don't know how people go on from this , but people have, and so i guess I'll find a way as well.....
You were my EVERYTHING man.... never had I given or ever received so much love from anything or anyone here on earth.... You were the perfect human being on the inside and obviously on the outside as well....
My life has always been great, but the 18 plus years i got to spend with you by my side were so far above and beyond what any words could describe... We loved and laughed all over the world and now my only wish is that after seeing most of what this world has to offer, we could only continue that journey across God's universes...One day I know that will happen...
I know you're in a better place with all of our loved ones who have gone home in years prior, and would never come back even if you could, but that you would only want me up there by your side as well... It makes me laugh to think that you went home a week prior to dad and to see his face when he arrived to only see you there and try to figure out how the heck you beat him up there....lol..
.Now that you guys are already up there, and even as great as my life is here still, my desire to go home as well burns inside of my heart so hot....One day, HE will bring me home as well.. I could write a book here but i will bring this to a close....I love you man...soooo much.. I can't wait for the day that we are sharing a mansion together again in Heaven..... and ruling and reigning with Christ Himself... and we both know just how close that next event is.... I wish it would've only happened yesterday....
All my love bro... Hugs and a kiss from down south here.....see you soon Mike..."
"What am I going to do without my "PITT Bull"? You advocated for your colleagues and attempted to ensure equality and adherence to union agreements like a lawyer! I have told many people that YOU are the one I want in my corner if I have a problem. Thank you for all you gave; you are already missed my friend!"
"Tom had such a "glowing" personality. He forever had a smile and a kind word for friends, family and patients. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Tom lived and loved life to the fullest. Although Tom was only with us for a short time, his memory will be with us forever."
"Tom you will be forever missed by your friends at ST.JOSEPH'S Hospital, RESPIRATORY THERAPY DEPARMENT."
"Tom....I had always thought that I had met all the different personalities that are on this Earth, but I had never met anyone like you. You are a 'one of a kind'. You introduced me to the Mad TV You Tube of 'Stuart at the therapist' and I haven't been quite the same since.....LOL !!! You always increased my energy level just by being in your presence. We will meet again some day my friend."
"Tom lived from a place a love, for his life partner soulmate
Fur friends and everyone that knew him !"
"How can you even begin to describe Tom? He was a one of a kind man. He was so thoughtful, caring, passionate, optimistic... a one in a million! I feel very blessed that I had the opportunity to know him and call him my Uncle! Tom, you will be greatly missed! Prayers to you Uncle Mike during this difficult time. I don't have answers for you but I am here for you and only a phone call/text/"fb message" away!"
"I'm filled with sadness knowing he's gone...Tom was an amazing man, inside and out. He was one of a kind even. He had a good heart and was so caring. I'm glad I was able to call him family. My heart breaks for you, Michael...I wish you all the peace and comfort to get through this.
"Although its difficult to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow"
Love & Miss You Forever...Rest in Paradise, Tom!"
"I don't think enough words can be said to describe Tom. If you ever meet him you would not forget his smile and easy ways. What a beautiful person inside and out. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing him."
"These words cannot express my feelings as his friend and co-worker. I miss him! I close my eyes and see him dancing with Suz.
Please leave your pictures, videos and stories as we build this memorial for Tom's family, friends, and loved ones.
You are in my deepest thoughts and prayers."
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