Thomas James Vasos

October 19, 1935 - October 5, 2013
Thomas James Vasos


Thomas James Vasos, 77, of Wilmington passed away Saturday October 5, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Tom was born October 19, 1935 the son of the late Harry and Mary Costa Vasos. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1958, where he lettered in football. He and his family relocated to Wilmington in 1973 and went to work for France Neckwear/ Pacesetter Industries/ Remington Apparel until his retirement. He was a youth football coach for many years as well as and avid golfer, and poker player for over 40 years.

He married Renetta Hayman Vasos on May 9, 1959 and together they raised four wonderful children Sons Todd Vasos and fiancé Sandy Pratt of Nashville, TN., Troy Vasos and wife Teresa of Wilmington, daughters Trisha Vasos and Tina Vasos Cameron both of Wilmington. Also surviving is his brother John Vasos and wife Barbara of Las Vegas, and sister-in-law Marsha Woods and husband Curtis of Calumet City, IL. Tom was also blessed with seven grandchildren Megan (David), Marah, Cliff, Chad, Leah, Lexie and Savannah. He also received and extra blessing to see four great-grandchildren into his family.

Memorial Service and reception will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Temple of Israel, located at 4th and Market Streets and conducted by Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky.

The family will be sitting Shiva and taking condolences at the home Wednesday & Thursday at 7pm and Friday before sundown.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Temple of Israel for the new building fund.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • October 07, 2013
    Linda Whiteman says:
    Dear Renetta and family, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband and father, Tom. He was a wonderful person, and loved you all very much. He will be with you from heaven always! Sincerely, Linda

  • October 11, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • October 06, 2013
    Tami & Rusty Jarrett says:
    Rusty & I are so sorry for your loss.We will certainly keep your family in our prayers. God bless.

  • October 07, 2013
    James Bargo & family says:
    Our prayers are with you all during your loss.

  • October 06, 2013
    Diana Bliss says:
    Troy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Diana