Thomas A. Walsh, Jr., 68

Thomas A. Walsh Jr. (Tom, Tommy) of Royersford, widower of Deborah Walsh and Wendy Walsh, passed away Wednesday, August 10th, at his residence. Born September 19, 1953, in Norristown, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Walsh Sr. and Eleanor J. Walsh.

A graduate of Springford Area High School and a Penn State Football enthusiast, Tom enjoyed traveling, playing golf, watching and attending sporting events, coaching, hosting parties, grilling food for family and friends, taking trips to the cabin, and spending time with and adoring his grandchildren. He was an extremely hard worker and recently retired after over fifty years at the same company. Tom was a member of The American Italian Bocce Club in Royersford and the VFW Post 6341 in Royersford. He was a wonderful son, brother, father, uncle, nephew, friend, leader, and his favorite title of all; PopPop.

He is survived, and will be sadly missed by his brother John, his brother Steve and his wife Kim, as well as his three children Kelley Sidlo and her husband Mike, Bridget Barbieri and her husband Chris, and Joe Walsh and his wife Ashley. He will be greatly missed by his seven loving grandchildren Rowan, Grady, Nolan, Norah, James, Julia and Maguire.

Family and friends are invited to attend his services on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, followed by a funeral service and a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Tom’s memory, to the American Heart Association, The family also asks that friends watch a Penn State Football game this season, with a Coke and a hamburger, to honor Tom with some of his favorite things.

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I just heard about Tommys passing Was across the street and hoped I’d see him. We’ve been friends almost 40 years.. He was down to earth and such a guy!! He loved his children and talked about his grandchildren a lot. My heart goes out to his family !??

~ Michelle Rowan Long
8/27/2022 8:46:15 PM

My heart goes out to the family. I worked with Tom at Accellent years ago. I remember him as one of the most diligent and well-meaning people on the team. Always willing to help others; always tactful and considerate in his approach. I true gentleman. Heaven has gained an angel.

~ Shannon Maroney-Garrett
8/26/2022 9:00:01 AM

To Tom’s family, and especially Steve:

I am shocked and saddened by the news of Tommy’s passing, and deeply regret that I did not learn of this in time to pay my respects in person at his service. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

While I only knew Tom for the past 4+ years, I was lucky to have shared a close working relationship with him, as well as many conversations I’ll fondly remember. Tom was a “good egg” who had a positive influence on everyone with whom he interacted. RIP.

~ Scott Long
8/19/2022 3:03:59 PM

Tom was a real good friend who really cared about his friends having a good time, especially at his cabin where we would go to PS football, gun raffles, or just to hang out. He will really be missed by all his buddies from A.I.B.C. Thank you Tom!

~ sam walker COLLEGEVILLE|PA, PA
8/17/2022 7:21:51 PM

Linda and I worked with Tom many years at Uniform Tubes. He was a friend and mentor. He was certainly an asset to the company with his almost 50 years of experience. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Lou and Linda Loeper, Chincoteague, VA.

~ Louis Loeper Chincoteague Island, VA
8/17/2022 5:28:28 PM

Our condolences for your loss. We know Tommy from the local watering hole - The Trappe Tavern! He was such a PSU and golf nut, always enjoyed talking to him about his adventures. We were shocked to hear - prayers to your family.

~ Joan and Ed Yatsko Linfield, PA
8/17/2022 10:47:49 AM

I'm sorry to hear of Tommy's passing, I just spoke to Him last Monday. Was shocked to hear. Tommy help me get a job at the tube. My condolences to the family

~ Bill Mooney
8/16/2022 7:15:19 PM

To Tom’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Tom was a co-worker, a golf partner, a fellow Penn State fan but most of all a good friend. Tom was truly, “one of a kind”. A good man who will be missed by many.

~ Tom Murray Phoenixville, PA
8/16/2022 5:36:17 PM

I went to Spring-Ford with Tommy and graduated with him in 1971. I started work at Uniform Tubes on June 6, 1972, the exact day Tommy started too. We worked together for 47 years before I retired, but Tommy wanted to get 50 years in at the Tube. During those 47 years i remember doing a number of Company picnics with Tommy, a lot of training classes together, several trips to his cabin near Penn State, attending several Penn State football games, and numerous lunches with hi before and after I retired. He was always someone to talk to about anything. Tommy always liked to talk about his children and grandchildren. I will miss him for the rest of my life. Rest in peace Tommy, and enjoy the new overhead view of the Penn State games.

~ Merrill Clark Pottstown, PA
8/16/2022 4:19:53 PM

We had the privilege of knowing Tom when his son Joe became our son-in-law. His love for his family, all of his grandchildren and his friends clearly meant the world to him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his children and know that he will be greatly missed.

~ Tom and Claire Lawrence
8/16/2022 2:18:17 PM

I was just hanging with Tom at the AIBC the previous Thursday and we were discussing a trip to his cabin to play golf and visit a PSU game. Tom was a great friend of my father( Junior ) and went on many golf trips with him and the "GROUP". My mother and I are currently away in Virginia Beach and unable to attend the services this Thursday. Very sorry about this.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Walsh family. He was a great man and will be truly missed. God rest his soul!!!!!

Dean and Joanne Dinnocenti

~ Dean and Joanne Dinnocenti Reading, PA
8/16/2022 12:55:31 PM

My husband David Nelson graduated with Tom and I got to know him as a teenager driving his beautiful car around the circuit in Phoenixville! We all became friends when he started dating Debbie . Tom was so much fun he had lots of friends from Phoenixville and we all have memories to last forever. RIP our friend we will never forget the fun times .

~ Barbara Nelson Royersford, PA
8/16/2022 9:34:09 AM

I am very sorry for your loss, it was a pleasure to work and get to know Tom.

8/16/2022 9:11:33 AM

Sorry for your loss it was was a pleasure to work many years with him

~ Richard Bàrzyk Boyertown, PA
8/16/2022 8:12:21 AM

Love and prayers

~ Michael Warwick Trappe, Pa
8/16/2022 7:45:20 AM

Thoughts and Prayers are with you all, during this difficult time.

~ Lori
8/16/2022 4:47:46 AM

I met Tom when I started working at uniform tubes back in 1995 he was my supervisor and always a friend i could talk to up to a few weeks ago he is going to be truly miss by everyone. My condolence to his family

~ Andrea Ortiz
8/15/2022 6:40:55 PM

Prayers ??

~ Ron Rantz
8/15/2022 4:37:08 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God be with you all.

~ Joan Kalavik(Rhoads) Phoenixville, PA
8/15/2022 4:03:49 PM

Our condolences go out to Tom's family at this time. Bill and I both worked with Tommy for over 40 years .He was a great friend at work as well as outside of work. We will really miss him.

~ Bill and Gail Jenkins
8/15/2022 1:40:32 PM

My wife(Alisa) and I are sorry for your loss. Tommy and I tailgated for years together at Penn State. I’m truly going to miss my friend

~ John Elverson, Pa
8/15/2022 1:22:07 PM

My heartfelt condolences to all of Tommy’s family.
Worked with Tommy at Uniform Tubes almost 48 years, have a lot of great memories!

~ Ken Missimer
8/15/2022 1:05:01 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was a great childhood friend. He will missed.

~ Diana J Cehula Royersford, PA
8/15/2022 12:40:26 PM

My deepest thoughts condolences prayers are with the family. Tom was a great person and a great trainer at Viant Medical. No one can fill his shoes. Rest In Peace Tom ??

~ Nidia Santiago
8/15/2022 12:26:40 PM

Steve and family, Barry and I would like to send our sincere condolences. RIP????

~ Terry Inman
8/15/2022 12:02:08 PM

Such a wonderfully nice man Tom was. I had the pleasure of getting to know him at the company for the three years I've worked here. He showed me around the plant when I was first hired, always made me feel welcome and called me, and EVERYONE for that matter, by their first name when he would walk by. Rest in peace Tom, you are missed.

~ Missy Young
8/15/2022 11:25:18 AM

Sending our love and deepest sympathy.
Tom will be dearly missed.

~ Lauren & Joseph Barbieri
8/15/2022 10:51:37 AM


~ Ron Rantz
8/15/2022 10:10:24 AM

My husband KB and I send our condolences to Joe, his sisters and the rest of the Walsh family. Tom was the absolute sweetest, most soft-spoken man. He was an incredible father in law to my sister Ashley and had such a gentle, fun-nature with my nephew Maguire (I think they bonded over their red hair) ;) Tom and his trips here to Charlotte, will be greatly missed! Love to all.

~ Francesca Bateman charlotte, NC
8/15/2022 10:03:33 AM