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Thomas M. Tinney

August 1, 2023

Thomas M. Tinney, 80, Clayton passed away at his summer home on Grindstone Island Tuesday afternoon, August 1, 2023.

Tom's family will hold a celebration of his life at a time and date to be announced and a full obituary will be published. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's name may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Dept., 855 Graves St. or T. I. E. R. S., P. O. Box 524, both in Clayton, NY 13624.


#17 Timothy Campbell 2023-08-07 11:14
The world has lost a great man and dear friend to many. I was first introduced to Tom, through my dad. Tom and my father became friends around early 70's. As Tom's name was part of our family through many years. Tom always took a moment if nothing more than say hello, an how you holding up. A dear friend and his smile would show the size heart that man had as well. Julie , so sorry for your loss. The Campbell family as a whole will miss Tom, It makes me laugh thinking Tom and Dad will be leaning over some old equipment again.
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#16 James Fisher 2023-08-07 11:09
Julie and family, Toms loss hurts! First and foremost it hurts you and yours. Second, it hurts everyone on Grindstone and everywhere else.who cared so much for him and he for them. Thirdly, his loss hurts our Fisher family because we lost a neighbor who meant so very much to us as a wonderful, helpful friend. Tom was a man’s man and the love of your life Julie. May God bless you, your family and the great man’s soul. Jim and Gina
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#15 Renee Heath 2023-08-07 10:04
Julie so sorry to hear of your loss he sounds like a wonderful person you are in my thoughts and prayers
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#14 Mary Jane Kittle 2023-08-06 06:31
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Many good memories and adventures from decades ago.
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#13 Fred Jackson 2023-08-05 20:07
Julie and family
So sorry to hear of Tom’s untimely passing. Tom was a friend and help to me over the years as he was to nearly ever one on Grindstone Island. I don’t know of anyone who loved being on Grindstone more than Tom.
Always glad to give advice and help when needed. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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#12 Colleen& Bob Purvis 2023-08-05 04:08
Our Hearts are saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. We are Blessed to have known him & to have recently spent some time with him @ the Winery~ Thank-you Julie for sharing him with us, he was such a giving person & always so kind to Our Family. May you find some peace in knowing that he chose Grindstone as his final resting place. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.
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#11 Cathy & Paul Comonie 2023-08-04 07:51
Our most sincere condolences to Julie, Melissa & Family. It was a pleasure to get to know Tom during our time on Grindstone. Wishing your family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
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#10 Lisa&Jeff Stranieri 2023-08-03 16:49
Julie and family,

Tom naturally made people feel welcome and at ease. We appreciate his kindness in getting to know him. Tom is a part of our family memories on Grindstone.

You are in our thoughts.
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#9 Sylvia Shoultes 2023-08-03 15:04
I have known Tom since I was a teenager. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed all the persons he met. He always had time to talk with you . I had a good conversation with Tom and Julie two weeks ago. He told of his heart problem but was optimistic that he would be able to overcome it. He always looked on the bright side. My deepest condolences to Julie and his family. He will certainly be missed by all that knew him.
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#8 Lou/Rosie Montante 2023-08-03 14:44
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We have lost another good friend. We have had some great times and good memories. Our sincere condolence.
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