Thomas E. Coverdale, Jr. “Stretch”

February 25, 1954 - May 2, 2020

Age 66, of Silver Springs, NY, passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2020 with his sister and friends surrounding him.

Stretch was born February 25, 1954 in Warsaw. He was a graduate of Letchworth Central School Class of 1972. He worked for many years for the New York State Department of Transportation. Stretch also worked for many years with the late Barney Erhart doing painting and trimming Christmas trees. Following his retirement from the Department of Transportation, Stretch was employed as a seasonal worker for Letchworth State Park.

Stretch was known for his heart of gold. He enjoyed family and friends, fishing, hunting, his flowers and he was an avid NASCAR fan. He has served several years as a member of the Silver Springs Board of Trustees and as Deputy Mayor.

Stretch is predeceased by his mother, Mary Overholt and his brother, Byron Coverdale.

Surviving are his sister, Chris (Warren) Goodenow; his brother, Grant (Tina) Coverdale along with many nieces and nephews and his companion cat, Trisa.

In honor of Stretch’s wishes, there will be no public funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs. Memorials may be made to the Silver Springs Rescue Squad, PO Box 117, Silver Springs, NY 14550 or New Start Kitty Shelter, 6342 Denton Corners Rd., Castile, NY 14427.

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May 8.20 from Dwight & Heidi Gates:

A very nice man who will be missed, our condolences to his family.

May 8.20 from Grant Coverdale:

Stretch, I know you are in a better place now just wish things could have been different and maybe you are riding the “Harley” up there after all.

May 6.20 from Lori vongunden:

So sorry to hear of stretch’s passing. He was a great guy!! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

May 6.20 from Cindy and Gary Appleton:

Rest in Peace Stretch.  You will be missed. You were a wonderful asset to our Wyoming County Democratic Committee and a true friend. So many happy memories of the Pike Fair Booth!

May 5.20 from Pam Berry:

Tom and I were fellow graduates of Letchworth. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my condolences.

May 5.20 from Donna McGrath:

Chris and Grant I am so sorry for your loss. Stretch had so many friends that’s loved him. He will be missed by everyone 💔❤️

May 5.20 from Steve Haddon:

Sorry to hear of the passing of stretch as I worked with him at the NYSDOT and he was a great guy. He had a habit of placing my lunchbox out of my reach on the pop machine at the DOT. It was pretty obvious who had done it as he was the only guy tall enough to pull this off.

May 5.20 from Sharon True:

Dear family,  I am so sorry to hear this sad news.  I always enjoyed chatting with Stretch. He was such a nice guy. Our deepest condolences and our hearts go out to all you.  Your in our thoughts.

May 5.20 from Jane and Roger Stephens:

Rest In Peace Stretch.  You will be missed.

May 5.20 from Tim Wilcox:

Prayers to his entire family, Stretch was a great guy, he will be missed

May 4.20 from Paige Bennett:

So sorry to hear of Stretch’s passing. He was one of the good guys. Condolences to his family. Knowing he’s with Byron again brings a sense of peace.