MASSENA -- Thomas R. French passed away March 1, 2018 in Syracuse. There will be no services per Tom's wishes.
Tom was born to Merlon E. and Carol A. French on October 2, 1951. Carol remarried Donald J. Jacob, Sr.
Tom attended Massena High School and following graduation in 1973 worked for Collins Brothers / Collins Service. He left Collins Brothers to go to work for General Motors in Massena. He married Debbie Sherwood in 1982, they had no children. Due to cut backs Tom was laid-off and they moved to Toledo, Ohio where he started driving tractor trailer over the road for different companies.
Tom retired from driving due to health issues and they moved to Syracuse where they lived until his passing.
Tom is survived by his wife, Debbie, 3 brothers; Terry French of Massena, half brother Donald Jacob Jr. of Waddington, step brother Dan Jacob of Massena and 4 sisters; Lynn Tessier of Tennessee, half sister Candace Trombley of Chase Mills, half sister Robin Ibannez of Virginia, and step sister Connie Curtis of Massena. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Tom loved water skiing, hunting, fishing, playing hockey, animals and old movies.
Contributions in Tom's memory may be made to the Massena Humane Society.