Thomas E. Cassidy, 77, of Fairfield Glade, TN and Leesburg, FL, and formerly of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He passed away on September 30, 2021, with his wife at his side. He was under the care of Hospice of Cumberland County.
Tom was born in Aurora, Illinois on June 16, 1944, coming to Kalamazoo, Michigan at the age of 6. Tom and his brother Mike were raised by Emma Wetherbee in Kalamazoo. He graduated from St. Augustine Catholic High School, Western Michigan University and received his EMBA from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Tom’s first job was at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He started work there at the age of 13 to earn a scouting badge. He has remained a close friendship with the nun that hired him, Sister Agnes Breitenbeck. He was employed for 30 years at the Upjohn Company, Pharmacia Upjohn, and retired from Pfizer. He was a founding partner and Chief Financial Officer of Jasper Clinical Research and Development, Inc.
He is survived by his wife Andrea, his sister Marie Stiefel and her husband Chip, several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his brother Mike killed in Vietnam, 1967, Emma Wetherbee and his in laws Joseph and Alberta Mario. Tom was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fairfield Glade, TN and a life member of the Knights of Columbus. Tom enjoyed boating on Pine Lake and always had a one of his Clumber Spaniels on the boat with him.
He has been cremated and burial will take place in the summer of 2022, in Michigan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams Street, Crossville, TN 38555.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com