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Thomas Wise

Thomas K. Wise

Sunday, August 15th, 1948 - Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Thomas K. Wise

Age 72, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at home. He was born August 15, 1948 in Bath, NY the son of Leland and Della Gilbert Wise. He was the co-owner and business partner of Brennan’s restaurant in Elmira, NY as well as chef and manager of many restaurant operations and businesses in the southern tier and Finger Lakes.

The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, December 12, from 1pm-3pm; followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3:00pm at the funeral home.

He is survived by his Life Partner of 44 years, Bruce Brennan of Watkins Glen, NY, his brother-in-law, George Wessels, his niece Lisa Barrett (Steve) of Corning, NY; two nephews, Scott Wessels (Mona) of Smithfield, VA and Eric Wessels of Corning, NY. Great Nephews Peter Wessels, Christopher Barrett, Issek Pierce, Elijah Wessels and Justin Wessels. Great Nieces Brittany Wessels, Marissa Barrett, Morgan Wessels, Madison Wessels and Mckenzie Wessels and several great-great nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Karol Wessels and niece Wendy Wessels.

Thom’s greatest love in life was sharing his family and love of great food with those he loved. Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. Your part in Thom’s life has created a wonderful tapestry that we shall always cherish.
The love that you all have shared with Thom in his life has given peace to him in more ways than you can ever know. Please share in that peace with him. Please share small but so incredible acts of kindness with others in your life to share what Thom meant to me and family and others in his life. Memorial donations accepted in acts of kindness to others.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online in his obituary at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
    212 E. Fourth Street
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020 3:00pm
    Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
    212 E. Fourth Street
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Chad Hojnoski

Posted at 05:54pm
I had the pleasure of knowing Tom in a few different parts of my life. What a great person and was a pleasure to work with and for!! Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Ramona Cunningham

Posted at 12:31pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Thom's passing. I really enjoyed working with him when he managed the Ginny Lee Cafe.

JoAnn, Lew, Lisa and Dorothy

Posted at 11:06am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Lisa Barrett Posted at 11:42am

That was so thoughtful of you Thank-you so much. Love you all.

Mary Becker

Posted at 06:48am
Bruce, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Lisa Barrett

Posted at 10:03pm
My life has been turned upside down. My rock and my best friend is gone. He was the glue that tied our family together and he always made me.feel like I was a wonderful,smart and beautiful person. The family traditions revolved around him. I dont know what I am going to do without him. My heart.and soul are broken. Bruce I hope you always stay a part of the family...I love toj

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